LRGB with added hydrogen alpha

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Catalogue and alternative designations NGC 1672


Type Galaxy 
Position 04 45 42, -59 14 56
Constellation Dorado
Camera and Telescope STXL16200 and 36.8cm RCOS Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details This is a LHaRGB image with unbinned Luminance = 150 minutes and Red = Green = Blue = 90 minutes binned 2x2. Astrodon filters were used. An additional 220 minutes of hydrogen alpha (binned 2x2) was also blended in to bring out the star forming regions. 
Description NGC 1672 is a 6.6' x 5.5' magnitude 10.3 barred spiral galaxy in the far southern constellation of Dorado. There are strong radio emissions from the nucleus, bar and the inner part of the spiral arms. Its nucleus is somewhat unusual compared to other similar galaxies.