Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Virgo (Vir)  ·  Contains:  IC 3510  ·  M 58  ·  NGC 4564  ·  NGC 4567  ·  NGC 4568  ·  NGC 4579  ·  Siamese Twins
Siamese Twins and M58, 


            Christian van den Berge
Siamese Twins and M58
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Technical card

Imaging cameras: Nikon D7000

Mounts: Sky-Watcher NEQ6

Guiding cameras: Lacerta MGEN

Software: Pixinsight 1.8

Accessory: Orion Mini 50mm Guidescope

Dates:April 26, 2014

Frames: 41x300"

Integration: 3.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.64 days

Avg. Moon phase: 9.15%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 755909

RA center: 12h 36' 44"

DEC center: +11° 27' 0"

Pixel scale: 1.085 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 125.240 degrees

Field radius: 0.800 degrees

Resolution: 620x380


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 Berge