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Contains:  NGC 4039, Antennae, NGC 4038
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Antennae Galaxies - NGC 4038/NGC 4039, 





    
        

            Nicholas Jones
Antennae Galaxies - NGC 4038/NGC 4039

Antennae Galaxies - NGC 4038/NGC 4039

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Orion Optics UK ODK 10" f6.8

Imaging camera:QSI 583 ws

Mount:Astro-Physics AP1100 gto

Guiding telescope or lens:Orion Optics UK ODK 10" f6.8

Guiding camera:Starlight Xpress Loadestar X2

Software:CCDStack 2

Filter:Astrodon LRGB2

Resolution: 3222x2400

Dates:March 13, 2016

Frames: 46x360"

Integration: 4.6 hours

Avg. Moon age: 5.03 days

Avg. Moon phase: 26.01%

Astrometry.net job: 1006205

RA center: 180.474 degrees

DEC center: -18.879 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.648 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.829 degrees

Field radius: 0.362 degrees

Locations: Heathcote, Victoria, Australia, Heathcote, Victoria, Australia

Description

Two colliding galaxies have formed long tails that resemble an insect's antennae.
I used an Orion Optics UK ODK10 to capture this image over two weekends at Heathcote, Victoria, Australia.

The data consisted of 10 images or so each for red, green, blue and 16 lum, all for 360 seconds with a total integration time of 4 hours 36 minutes.

The ODK10 paired with the QSI583 camera gives an image scale of around 30 x 45 arc minutes.

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Antennae Galaxies - NGC 4038/NGC 4039, 





    
        

            Nicholas Jones