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Pictured above is nearby compact group Hickson 44. This group is located about 60 million light-years away toward the constellation of Leo. Also known as the NGC 3190 Group, Hickson 44 contains several bright spiral galaxies and one bright elliptical galaxy on the lower left.

Astro-Tech 12" RC
ST-8300M LRGB
4 hours total exposure

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Comment by Marc Basti on April 11, 2011 at 3:39pm
That is one pretty shot. Marc
Comment by Steve Coates on April 11, 2011 at 1:15pm
This came out real nice. Good job with this.
Comment by Trevor Woodrow on April 11, 2011 at 9:44am
Great galaxy shot! I love when people post things I have to look up! Great work Dave.

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