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NGC 2146
Disturbed Starburst-driven superwind galaxy in Camelopardalis

Date: November 22-25, 2006
Camera: SBIG STL6303E
Filters:  AstroDon LRGB
Camera control software:  CCDSoft
Guiding/adaptive optics: AO-L
Camera temperature:  -20C
Image Acquisition Software:  CCDAP3
Telescope:  RCOS 16 Carbon Tube, Aries optics, F9 with Field Flattener
Telescope control software:  RCOS TCC, TheSky6
Mount:  Paramount ME (MKS 4000)
Subexposures:
Total exposure time: 980 minutes
  Luminance:  42 x 10 minute, binned 1x1 (best 42 of 72 total Luminance exposures selected)
  RGB: 18 x10 minute Red, 19 x 10 minute Green, 19 x 10 minute Blue, binned 1x1
Conditions: Seeing conditions over 4 nights averaged 2-2.5 arc sec; target elevation from 31 degrees to
48 degrees.
FWHM of combined Luminance data: 2.49 arc sec raw, 1.87 arc sec deconvolved.
Processing: CDSoft, Sigma, Registar, CCDInspector, MaximDL, MiraAP, CCDSharp, Photoshop CS2.

Image appeared in May 2007 issue of
Sky & Telescope Magazine.
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