ASTRO IMAGES By Doug Wheeland


   UGC 1281 - Galaxy in Triangulum

UGC 1281                     EQUIPMENT
Telescope ----  12.5" RCOS RC at 114" FL
Mount --------  Astro-Physics AP1200
Camera -------  SBIG ST8E/CFW8
Guided -------  SBIG AO7

18 Oct. 2003
60 min. Total
20 min. Sub-Exposures
Acquired Using MaxIm CCD

Data Reduction Using MaxIm DL
Finished Using Adobe Photo Shop

Star Ranch Road Observatory
South Western Colorado Springs
Elevation 6500 Feet


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This galaxy is perhaps 15 million light years distant.  It seems to be a quiet place as galaxies go, radio or IRAF do not detect it.  There are a lot of background galaxies in the image.

All Images Copyright Douglas R. Wheeland (c)2003

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