Contains: NGC 660
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NGC660

Technical card

Imaging camera: QHYCCD QHY9M

Mount: Sky-Watcher NEQ6

Resolution: 729x1000

Integration: 0.0 hours

Astrometry.net job: 1806071

RA center: 25.739 degrees

DEC center: 13.651 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.961 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.007 degrees

Field radius: 0.337 degrees

Locations: Garden Shed, Grimsby, United Kingdom

Description

NGC 660, located around 45 million light-years away from us.
A Polar Ring Galaxy is a type of galaxy in which an outer ring of gas and stars rotates over the poles of the galaxy. A rare galaxy, these galaxies have a substantial population of stars, gas, and dust orbiting in rings, perpendicular to the plane of the galactic disk. This may have been caused by capturing material from a passing galaxy.

This has been a nightmare to image what with equipment failures, guiding problems( lack of stars in the OAG), weather. and any other excuse I can think of!

80 x 3 mins Lum bin 1x1

30 x 3 mins each RGB bin 2x2

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