Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Leo (Leo)  ·  Contains:  NGC 3222  ·  NGC 3226  ·  NGC 3227
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NGC 3227 3226 ("Pretzel" galaxies) and tidal tails --Luminance--, 



    
        

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NGC 3227 3226 ("Pretzel" galaxies) and tidal tails --Luminance--
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NGC 3227 3226 ("Pretzel" galaxies) and tidal tails --Luminance--

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Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 638621

RA center: 10h 23' 30"

DEC center: +19° 51' 57"

Pixel scale: 1.831 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.811 degrees

Field radius: 0.447 degrees


Resolution: 1100x1374

Description

Colliding spiral (NGC 3227) and elliptical (NGC 3226) galaxies. Because of strong interactions between the two, there are multiple tidal arms surrounding the both galaxies, and a long (and faint) tail extending to the south. This target is difficult to image because the bright gamma-1 Leo is immediately to the west. In fact, some of my color frames had terrible scattered reflections so I could not complete the project.

Meade SN-10 (F/4, FL=1016mm). Losmandy G11. OAG tracking with SX Lodestar. Atik 460ex. 10min x 48 but not all of the frames were used. Northern Panamint Valley, CA.

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NGC 3227 3226 ("Pretzel" galaxies) and tidal tails --Luminance--, 



    
        

            snakagawa