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Contains:  NGC 4039, Antennae, NGC 4038
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The Antennae Galaxies NGC 4038 & 4039, 


            Kevin Morefield
The Antennae Galaxies NGC 4038 & 4039

The Antennae Galaxies NGC 4038 & 4039

Technical card

Resolution: 2651x1491

Dates:May 30, 2019

28x900" -30C
Astrodon Blue: 25x900" -30C bin 1x1
Astrodon Green: 18x900" -30C bin 1x1
Astrodon Luminance: 24x900" -30C bin 1x1

Integration: 23.8 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~20

Bias: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 25.61 days

Avg. Moon phase: 16.39%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00 job: 2722884

RA center: 180.482 degrees

DEC center: -18.887 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.728 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 68.908 degrees

Field radius: 0.308 degrees

Locations: Sierra Remote Observatory, Auberry, California, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Sierra Remote Observatories


Small but intense, this joining of two galaxies produces some great action and color at the core. And the nearly symmetrical tails add to the fun.

23.75 hours of LRGB in 15 minute subs. I shot Ha but decided this was better without adding it.



Kevin Morefield
License: None (All rights reserved)

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The Antennae Galaxies NGC 4038 & 4039, 


            Kevin Morefield