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Old 14-10-2020, 09:21 AM
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A deeper, cleaner IC 5332 - 34 hours at the helm.

We previously posted an image of IC 5332 in Sculptor, a ridiculously low surface brightness face-on spiral, very tightly wound, neat and tidy, not interacting or messing about with others, just pristine and pure. But we had not so much data, and the stars looked a bit funky.

We've now got a total of 34 hours of data, including 22.5 hours of Lum and 11.5 hours total of RGB, which enabled better statistical artifact rejection.

The picture looks much the same as before, just cleaner. Big one here.

For those who haven't seen it before, there are a lot of galaxies in the background, several of whom are showing strong interaction.

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Old 14-10-2020, 09:27 AM
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Wow! The result and the work behind it are such inspirations!
Thanks for sharing
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Old 14-10-2020, 10:09 AM
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Fantastic! Those spiral arms look like strings of jewels.
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Old 14-10-2020, 11:02 AM
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Wow, very deep M&T!! A very impressive rendition!
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Old 14-10-2020, 03:28 PM
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Hummm.....I think Mr D. Zoolander sums this one up best:

Really, really, really ridiculously good looking.

Superbly deep too

Nice.
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Old 14-10-2020, 05:13 PM
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Wow! The result and the work behind it are such inspirations!
Thanks for sharing
Thanks JP. That's kind.

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Fantastic! Those spiral arms look like strings of jewels.
Thanks Marc! A poetic description.

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Wow, very deep M&T!! A very impressive rendition!
Cheers Marcus. We're much encouraged.

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Hummm.....I think Mr D. Zoolander sums this one up best:

Really, really, really ridiculously good looking.

Superbly deep too

Nice.
Thank you Peter! No fashionable brainwashing was used in the making of this image.
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Old 14-10-2020, 05:20 PM
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Well that's just magic.
Wow, you set a new standard.

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Old 14-10-2020, 09:41 PM
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Such a perfectly symmetrical inner spiral on this galaxy, almost looks fake, too perfect ...nature... Great job guys

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Old 14-10-2020, 10:11 PM
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I agree with Mike S., a stunningly perfect galactic specimen
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Old 15-10-2020, 07:11 AM
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Well that's just magic.
Wow, you set a new standard.

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Such a perfectly symmetrical inner spiral on this galaxy, almost looks fake, too perfect ...nature... Great job guys

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I agree with Mike S., a stunningly perfect galactic specimen

Many thanks Greg, Mike, Rodney!


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Old 15-10-2020, 07:57 AM
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Very pretty & semi transparent, reminds me of a Catherine wheel firework.
Compositionally though, the twin bright stars at the top right lead the eye out of the frame - might be worth cropping them out to draw us back in to that amazing hero galaxy.
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Old 15-10-2020, 08:39 AM
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Just amazing!!
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Old 15-10-2020, 06:51 PM
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Very pretty & semi transparent, reminds me of a Catherine wheel firework.
Thanks Andy!

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Compositionally though, the twin bright stars at the top right lead the eye out of the frame - might be worth cropping them out to draw us back in to that amazing hero galaxy.
Mike: My aunt is a Fellow of the Royal Art Society, and she would agree with you about the two stars leading the eye out of the frame. Anathema. I disagree completely. I really like those two stars, they are my special friends, and I went to great effort to keep them. (We change the centre randomly on each frame to help with artifact rejection, and these two stars only appear in about 50% of subs) Perhaps my eye is more steadfast than some

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Just amazing!!
Cheers,
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Thanks muchly Tim!

Very best,
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