Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Virgo (Vir)  ·  Contains:  NGC 5426  ·  NGC 5427  ·  NGC5426  ·  NGC5427  ·  PGC1036632  ·  PGC1036989  ·  PGC1037046  ·  PGC1037833  ·  PGC118974  ·  PGC118976
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Arp 271, 



    
        

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Arp 271

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Arp 271, 



    
        

            Peter Goodhew
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Arp 271

Imaging telescopes or lenses: APM Telescopes TMB - LZOS Apo refractor 152/1200

Imaging cameras: QSI 6120wsg-8

Mounts: 10Micron GM2000HPS II

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Autoguider X2

Filters: Astrodon Green  ·  Astrodon Blue  ·  Astrodon Red  ·  Astrodon Lum


Dates:April 12, 2021

Frames:
Astrodon Blue: 10x300" (50') bin 1x1
Astrodon Green: 10x300" (50') bin 1x1
Astrodon Lum: 86x300" (7h 10') bin 1x1
Astrodon Red: 10x300" (50') bin 1x1

Integration: 9h 40'

Avg. Moon age: 0.35 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.14%


Astrometry.net job: 4414755

RA center: 14h 3' 25"

DEC center: -6° 3' 10"

Pixel scale: 0.265 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 44.123 degrees

Field radius: 0.105 degrees


Resolution: 2412x1535

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: e-EyE Extremadura

Description

NGC 5426 and NGC 5427 are two spiral galaxies of similar sizes interacting with each other. Together known as Arp 271, this gravitaional interaction is creating new stars between the two galaxies. They are 90 million light-years away in the constellation of Virgo. The two galaxies are collectively about 130,000 light-years across.

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Description: improved background, saturation and outer regions of the galaxies

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Arp 271, 



    
        

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