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Contains:  M 58, NGC 4579, NGC 4568, Siamese Twins, NGC 4567, NGC 4564, IC 3510
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Siamese Twins and M58, 





    
        

            Christian van den...
Siamese Twins and M58

Technical card

Imaging camera:Nikon D7000

Mount:Sky-Watcher NEQ6

Guiding camera:Lacerta MGEN

Software:Pixinsight 1.8

Accessory:Orion Mini 50mm Guidescope

Resolution: 4529x2779

Dates:April 26, 2014

Frames: 41x300"

Integration: 3.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.64 days

Avg. Moon phase: 9.15%

Astrometry.net job: 755909

RA center: 189.186 degrees

DEC center: 11.450 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.085 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 125.240 degrees

Field radius: 0.800 degrees

Description

The Siamese Twins (NGC 4567 and NGC 4568) are a set of spiral galaxies 60 million light years away in the constellation Virgo. These galaxies are in the process of colliding and merging with each other. Also in the field of view is the beautiful galaxy M58. This galaxy is at 68 million light years from earth.

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Siamese Twins and M58, 





    
        

            Christian van den...