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NGC2146 - A Twisted Mess, 


            Jason Guenzel
NGC2146 - A Twisted Mess

NGC2146 - A Twisted Mess

Technical card

Resolution: 2226x1532

Dates:Oct. 12, 2015Oct. 18, 2015

Frames: 66x240" ISO1600

Integration: 4.4 hours

Darks: ~40

Flats: ~25

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 17.07 days

Avg. Moon phase: 13.25%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00 job: 827419

RA center: 94.643 degrees

DEC center: 78.357 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.917 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 88.754 degrees

Field radius: 0.344 degrees


Captured on 12-OCT and 18-OCT-2015, this galaxy is indeed a convoluted and twisted mess. I really tried to visualize what I'm looking at here, but it literally appears to be tied in a knot. NGC 2146 is classified as a barred spiral and the dust lane visible is apparently one of the arms bent at nearly a 45 degree angle and obscuring our view to the core.

Interesting to look at, nonetheless.



Jason Guenzel
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  • NGC2146 - A Twisted Mess, 


            Jason Guenzel
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    NGC2146 - A Twisted Mess, 


            Jason Guenzel

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NGC2146 - A Twisted Mess, 


            Jason Guenzel

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