NGC 1097 in Fornax

Extreme data stretch

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The image, above, represents 595 minutes of clear filtered luminance and 225 minutes of synthetic luminance data that was median combined and stretched to reveal two of the optical jets streaming from the larger spiral's central region.

August 30- October 22, 2006

595 minutes Luminance, 225 minutes Red, 135 minutes Green and 270 minutes Blue (1X1)
RCOS: 12-inch and 20-inch (f/8)