Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Corvus (Crv)  ·  Contains:  Antennae  ·  NGC 4038  ·  NGC 4039
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            Dean Carr
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Antenna Galaxies

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Antenna Galaxies, 



    
        

            Dean Carr
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Antenna Galaxies

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion EON 130mm APO

Imaging cameras: QSI683WSG-8

Mounts: Skywatcher EQ8

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion EON 130mm APO

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5L II Autoguider

Software: Simulation Curriculum Sky Safari Plus  ·  PixInsight  ·  Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PHD2  ·  Simulation Curriculum Starry Night Pro Plus 7

Filters: Astronomik Deep-Sky Blue Filter  ·  Astronomik Deep-Sky Green Filter  ·  Astronomik Deep-Sky Red Filter  ·  Astronomik Luminance (L-3 UV-IR Block) Filter


Dates:March 19, 2018

Frames:
Astronomik Deep-Sky Blue Filter: 12x360" (1h 12') -20C bin 2x2
Astronomik Deep-Sky Green Filter: 12x360" (1h 12') -20C bin 2x2
Astronomik Deep-Sky Red Filter: 1x240" (4') -20C bin 2x2
Astronomik Deep-Sky Red Filter: 12x360" (1h 12') -20C bin 2x2
Astronomik Luminance (L-3 UV-IR Block) Filter: 20x480" (2h 40') -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik Luminance (L-3 UV-IR Block) Filter: 2x600" (20') -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 6h 40'

Avg. Moon age: 1.96 days

Avg. Moon phase: 4.27%


RA center: 12h01m51s.47

DEC center: -18°5324.2

Pixel scale: 1.015 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.335 degrees

Field radius: 0.317 degrees

More info:Open 


Resolution: 1822x1313

Locations: Wiruna, Ilford, New South Wales, Australia

Data source: Traveller

Description

NGC 4038 and NGC 4039, collectively known as the Antenna Galaxies, are two interacting galaxies approximately 45 to 65 million light years from Earth, and can be seen in the constellation of Corvus.

This image was processed in PixInsight using L-RGB filters. The final image was cropped and re-sampled by 120% for aesthetic reasons.

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Antenna Galaxies, 



    
        

            Dean Carr