September 2003 Image
of the Month
Abell Galaxy Cluster
3@ 15 min luminance averaged
+ 3 min ea rgb medium resolution with Sbig ST-2000 on July 4,
North is right. The star
to the right is naked eye brightness 4.9 mag.
Below is cropped portion
If the strange galaxy
to the left looks familiar it is because this was one of the Hubble
Space Telescope targets.
It is actually two galaxies
NGC 3314a in the foreground and NGC 3314b in the background. These
are not interacting galaxies, just line of sight.
RGB combined and Luminance
scaling in Maxim DL, and LRGB combining in Quantum Image
C-18 image courtesy of
Norma Rose Observatory, Queensland, Australia