Faulkes Telescope at Going Nova 2007

NGC 4568 and 4569

Here are some images which were captured using the Faulkes Telescope North at the Going Nova Science Festival
which was held at Horizon Scotland at the Business Park in Forres in the north of Scotland.

The event ran from Thursday 22nd March 2007 until Saturday 24th March.
During the Festival, the telescope was under the control of members of  the north of Scotland's two mainland astronomy clubs.
SIGMA, Moray's Astronomy Club and  Highlands Astronomical Society.
Images obtained using the Faulkes Telescope (North), operated by Las Cumbres Observatory.

Date and Time
NGC 4568 and 4569,
the "Siamese Twins" in Virgo.
Mar 23 2007
RGB filters, 60 seconds

Eric NGC4568
Eric Walker

Composite image from the red, green and blue images.
Eric NGC4568 filtered
Eric Walker

The same image but with a filter applied to reduce the image noise.
Eric NGC4568 final
Eric Walker

The image has now been cleaned up and sharpened using Neat Image.
Alan Tough

Alan's processing has brought out the detail near the cores of the two interacting galaxies.

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