SSRO-S’s first light image of NGC2997, a mag 9.4 spiral galaxy in Antlia. North is up and the field of view is approx. 10 x 10 arcminutes.  Notice the small barred spiral galaxy at the 2 o’clock position from the bright blue star at the upper right of the main galaxy.

Image Date: 12/17/2006
Details: Exposure Time: L:R:G:B 32:18:18:18
Camera: Apogee  U47
Telescope: RC Optical  16" f/11.3 truss
Mount: Software Bisque  Paramount ME

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