September 2003 Image of the Month

Abell Galaxy Cluster 1060 Hydra

3@ 15 min luminance averaged + 3 min ea rgb medium resolution with Sbig ST-2000 on July 4, 2003

North is right. The star to the right is naked eye brightness 4.9 mag.

Below is cropped portion at100%.

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

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