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|Description:||This galaxy is similar in shape to our own Milky Way and is fairly close as galaxies go. The yellow color of the core is due to a concentration of older stars. The dusty spiral arms, quite evident in this image, are believed to be trailing arms.|
|Distance:||16 million light years|
|Apparent Size:||9' x 2'|
|Date:||24, 27, & 30 december 2005|
|Equipment:||12.5" RC @ f/9, ST10XME, AP1200|
L: 7 hours
RGB: 90 minutes each