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NGC 1060 and NGC 1066

 

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Scope: Celestron 9.25 Edge HD 235 mm at f/7, Location: DAA Observatory, Shelter Valley, CA, 25 October 2022,  Camera: ASI294MM (Baader  LRGB Filters)

Exposure: L - 70 x 3.5 minutes (gain-150 2x2) ,  RGB - 20 each x 2.5 minutes  - (gain-121 2x2).

Processing: Data Collection -  Sequence Generator Pro (as FITs).  Sub-frame calibration - Pixinsight (WBPP). Sub-frame  registration and integration (Average combine -  Winsorized Sigma Clipping) - PixInsight (WBPP).  Mure Denoise - PixInsight.  Non-linear stretching, normalization and gradient removal - PixInsight.   Curves, Levels, RGB combine, Luminance layering - PixInsight. Generation of starless Luminance image for later processing - StarXTerminator. Photometric RGB calibration (SPCC) - PixInsight.  De-convolution - BlurXTerminator.  Final finishing  - Affinity Photo.  Annotation - PixInsight, Aladin (Simbad and NED), and Affinity Photo. This image is a  LRGB with luminance layering.  Image processed at 4144x2822 resolution. Final Image size is approximately  3000x1992.

North is up in this image.  This image shows five NGC galaxies - NGC 1057, 1060, 1061, 1066, and 1067 and there is a presence of foreground interstellar material. Some annotations may include NGC 1062 - but this is a simply a star in the early versions of NGC and not a galaxy.  There are several other galaxies from other catalogs in this field as well. Most of these galaxies have similar redshifts and radial velocities making them potential group members. There are eight cataloged galaxy groups covering this image field ([T2015] nest 200041, WBL 085, MLGC1403, [FK2002] 37, LGG 72, [CHM2007] HDC 165, [TKT2016] 213, [TKK2018] 1026).  Most galaxies in this field find themselves as members of at least one of these groups - some are members of many of these groups.  There are also many background galaxies that are visible in the full size image. The furthest objects are the Quasars (all candidates in this image) and their distances range from 8.206 to 10.24 billion years (Lookback).  These objects, information, background galaxies, and some of the brighter stars are identified in the annotated image Horizontal FOV is approximately 39.89 arc minutes. Full size image scale is approximately 0.79 arcsec/pix.

Image Center approximately - Equatorial 2000: RA: 02h 43m 19s Dec: +3221'44"

 

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