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New images taken at DCT using LMI

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_cta h2=”Feb 20, 2020 Update:”]As of February 2020, The Discovery Channel Telescope (DCT) is now known as the Lowell Discovery Telescope (LDT).[/vc_cta][/vc_column][/vc_row]

The Discovery Channel Telescope continues to produce great images using the Large Monolithic Imager. Thank you to Dr. Massey and Kathryn Neugent for all the hard work to create these beautiful images.
Below is from Dr. Phil Massey

“Kathryn Neugent did her usual excellent job of producing the following two color images from data I took at the DCT in February of M108, a nearby (14 Mpc = 46 million light-years) barred spiral galaxy in Ursa Major.  In the first version we can see the fine detail in the central regions, with the blue patches indicating regions of recent star formation.  In the second version we can see the outer regions of the galaxy, as well as the myriad of faint background galaxies”.   The full resolution versions of these images may be found in the LMI gallery, at

As a reminder, none of these images have been photoshopped in any way; all that has been done is balancing the three colors to provide a close match to what would be seen by eye.  Enjoy!