NGC 3079 and the Lensed Quasar Q0957+561

copyright Robert Gendler 2006

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Composite image, Total Exposure 13 Hours

Color acquired with 12.5" RC

Luminance acquired with 20" RC



Image acquired at the Nighthawk Observatory

Image data acquired remotely using CCDAutoPilot2

RCOS 20RC and 12.5" f/8 Carbon Truss Ritchey-Chrétiens with RCOS Field Flattener / Corrector.

Software Bisque Paramount ME, SBIG STL-11000XM