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NGC428 is a messy barred spiral galaxy in the direction of the Constellation Cetus between 50-60 Million Light-Years distant. There are many knots of blue star formation and ample HII areas in this distorted and warped galaxy, which indicates that it collided with or merged with another galaxy in the distant past. The misshapend star at the top edge of the galaxy is a neat triple star system. Object: NGC428 Distance: 50-60mly Magnitude: 11.9 Date: November 2015 Place: Fort Davis, TX Exposure Details: LRGB:600:180:210:270 unbinned Processing: MaxIm DL; CCDStack; Photoshop CS3 Optics: 12.5" RCOS Truss Focal Length: 2808mm @F9 Mount: Paramount ME Robotic Camera: SBIG STL6303E Focus: RCOS Guiding: Off-Axis SBIG RGH Filters: Tru-Balance LRGB GenII 2"

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