Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Virgo (Vir)  ·  Contains:  NGC 5426  ·  NGC 5427  ·  PGC 1036632  ·  PGC 1036989  ·  PGC 1037046  ·  PGC 1037833  ·  PGC 118974  ·  PGC 118976
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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
Filters
Astrodon Blue · Green · Lum · Red
Guiding Cameras
Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2

Acquisition details

Dates:
April 12, 2021
Frames:
Astrodon Blue: 10x300" (50') bin 1x1
Green: 10x300" (50') bin 1x1
Lum: 86x300" (7h 10') bin 1x1
Red: 10x300" (50') bin 1x1
Integration:
9h 40'
Avg. Moon age:
0.35 days
Avg. Moon phase:
0.14%

RA center: 14h03m25s.199

DEC center: -06°0310.60

Pixel scale: 0.265 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 44.123 degrees

Field radius: 0.105 degrees

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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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B

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

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Arp 271, 



    
        

            Peter Goodhew