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Interacting Galaxies NGC 3227 & 3226 (Arp 94) (2012)

I’m very pleased with how well the chip gap filled on this one. I did clone color data but the luminance data should be good and proper except for a small area near the top of the gap which wasn’t covered. The chip gap can be seen here in an image processed by someone else. It is often the reason for strangely cropped galaxies. Some Hubble images have the chip gap going straight through a galaxy and while it’s a nuisance for an image processor I’m sure it’s also annoying to scientists trying to take the pictures in the first place.

Extra big version.

Data used:
HST_9293_02_ACS_WFC_F658N_sci
HST_9293_02_ACS_WFC_F814W_sci

Chip gap filled with
hst_05479_42_wfpc2_f606w_wf_sci

Copyright information:
Hubble data is public domain, but I put a lot of work into combining it into beautiful color images. The minimal credit line should read: NASA / ESA / J. Schmidt

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