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About this Image
The Hickson Compact Group 44 in Leo includes the dusty NGC 3190, the S shaped barred NGC 3187, the ellyptical NGC 3193,
the spiral NGC 3185 to the bottom left side and a lot of fainter background galaxies.
Situated at a distance of about 60 million light years these galaxies are gravitationally bound and show signs of interaction like warped disks.
16" cassegrain in secondary focus at f/10
|Camera||SBIG STL-11000M at -25C, internal filter wheel|
|Date||Apr 02-18, 2005.|
|Sky Conditions||mag 5 sky, L: raw FWHM 1.8-2", temperature 5-10 C|
|Exposure||L:R:G:B = 130:30:30:30 minutes (10-minute sub-exposures),|
|Processing||Image aquisition in Maxim, image calibration, aligning, DDP in ImagesPlus; color balance, curves, unsharp mask, crop in Photoshop; Noise reduction by Neatimage;|