NGC 6050 and IC 1179 in the center form Arp 272. This Arp is in the class Double Galaxies
with connected arms. Taken June 9, 11 and 12, 2007 with a DSI Pro II and Outback Cooler
on a C8NGT (8" Newtonian f5). This is cropped and resampled from a larger image of
Abell 2151 see: http://www.pbase.com/jshuder/image/106325870. All subframes were 180 sec.
The RGB subframes were also used to make synthetic L subframes (sL), which were
then used in the total stack of images to create the final L image resulting in the following
total exposures (L+sL):R:G:B (min) = (171+87):87:87:87. Color balance was achieved via
numerically scaled channels. Captured with Envisage, calibrated and sigma combined in
Iris with other processing using FITZ, PixInsight LE and Photoshop CS. North is up.