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Contains:  NGC 3169, NGC 3166, NGC 3165

Image of the day 05/14/2016

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    NGC 3169 and 3166: an interacting pair, 





    
        

            Josh Smith
    NGC 3169 and 3166: an interacting pair

    NGC 3169 and 3166: an interacting pair

    Technical card

    Resolution: 2164x1656

    Frames:
    Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-series: 38x300"
    Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-series: 32x300"
    Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-series: 37x300"
    Luminance: 227x300"

    Integration: 27.8 hours

    Astrometry.net job: 1068965

    RA center: 153.500 degrees

    DEC center: 3.451 degrees

    Pixel scale: 0.743 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 178.466 degrees

    Field radius: 0.281 degrees

    Description

    Every once in a while, you run into a target that gets the best of you. This one got the best of me. I was hoping for Adam Block type results, but I just don't think the lp and smallish scope I have are going to let me do what I want with this one in a reasonable amount of time. After searching many other images on the web, I'm not surprised now to see the details were very tough to pull out as well as the faint tail bridging these two galaxies. More than 15 nights of imaging on this one and I just decided to throw in the towel. If I ever move up to a large RC and big sensor I may give it a go again, but am ready to move on for now. As always, any C&C's for improvements are very much appreciated and thanks for looking!

    Version B: A little darker and far less noisy.

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    Jooshs
    Josh Smith
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    NGC 3169 and 3166: an interacting pair, 





    
        

            Josh Smith