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Mars, The Leo I Galaxy Cluster and SN2012AW | by imaginedhorizons
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Mars, The Leo I Galaxy Cluster and SN2012AW

A bit of an improvement on my previous image. Taken with a Nikon D7000 and a zoom lens set to 300mm and F5.6, 169s at ISO2000. The reduced noise and greater sensitivity has brought out more galaxies. Apparently, SN2012AW and its host galaxy, M95, are greater than 35 million light years distant.

 

I reduced the image to monochrome as there was little colour in the original except for the orange glow of light pollution. Mars has, of course 'blown out' due to the long exposure.

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Taken on March 26, 2012