Image of the Month - August 2017
This is a wonderful example of a face-on spiral galaxy, taken in good observing conditions in August.
To create this 3 colour image we have used the tools within the LTImage software, including selecting the option to show more detail in the image. Although this increases the noise in the background of the image, in this case it has paid off as the conditions on the evening, specifically the good seeing conditions, mean that the background isn't too noisy.
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