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Photographer:

Derek Santiago

Email:

schmeah@aol.com

Location of Photo:

Morristown, NJ, USA

Date/Time of photo:

4/12/10 - 4/14/10

Equipment:

Imaging Camera: QSI540wsg Imaging Scope: SVR90T Detail in the central galaxies is a composite,incorporating luminance data from QSI on 10" LX200R. Guide Camera: SX Lodestar Mount: Meade 10"LX200R Filters: Astrodon LRGB SVR Exposure: 1.25 hours each LRGB. Four minute subs. LX200R Exposure: total five hours luminance. Eight minute subs. Central crop to highlight the interesting bits.

Description:

Hickson 68 is a compact galaxy cluster in the constellation Canes Venataci. The larger neigbor to the lower left is the barred spiral NGC 5371.

Website:

www.pbase.com/dsantiago

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