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Contains:  NGC 2146
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NGC2146 and SN2018zd, 20180308, 


            Geert Vandenbulcke
NGC2146 and SN2018zd, 20180308

NGC2146 and SN2018zd, 20180308

Technical card

Resolution: 2214x1612

Dates:March 8, 2018

Frames: 6x300"

Integration: 0.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 21.25 days

Avg. Moon phase: 59.47% job: 1958821

RA center: 94.612 degrees

DEC center: 78.286 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.284 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.703 degrees

Field radius: 0.488 degrees

Locations: Tranquility Base Observatory, Koksijde, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium


A supernova near NGC2146, It was discovered by Koichi Itagaki on March 2nd, 2018. The host galaxy NGC 2146 is a barred spiral galaxy with a diameter of 80,000 light years. It lies at a distance of 70 million light years from Earth, in the constellation Camelopardalis. The prominent dust lanes of NGC 2146 are bent at an angle of 45°, as a result of interaction with the smaller galaxy NGC 2146a. NGC 2146 is a starburst galaxy, also a consequence of the interaction with NGC 2146a over the past 800 million years.



Geert Vandenbulcke
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NGC2146 and SN2018zd, 20180308, 


            Geert Vandenbulcke