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OBJECT

Binary system galaxies M77 (top) and NGC 1055 (bottom)   (image above is reduced-size | other sizes:  medium , original)

Distance:  60 million light years

Telescope Takahashi TOA-130F @ f/7.7
Mount Takahashi EM200 Temma II
Camera QSI 540wsg @ -15C
Filters Astrodon Tru-Balance I-Series LRGB Gen 2
Guider SX Lodestar
Settings 7x10min L (bin1x1); 2x5min ea RGB (bin2x2); AstroArt5, CS4 (slightly cropped, 10xdarks/flats/fdarks/bias)
Date/Location 8 November 2013 - Las Cruces, NM
Note: Spiral galaxy NGC 1072 toward right side of image (the right "arm" of NGC 1055 is pointing to it) is a magnitude 14.0 object. 

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