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Imaging telescope or lens:CELESTRON EdgeHD 800
Imaging camera:ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool
Mount:Orion Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G
Guiding telescope or lens:CELESTRON EdgeHD 800
Focal reducer:Celestron 0.7x Focal Reducer
Astronomik Deep-Sky B 1.25": 25x240" -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik Deep-Sky G 1.25": 25x240" -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik Deep-Sky R 1.25": 25x240" -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik H-alpha 6nm CCD 1.25": 128x240" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik L-3 UV-IR Block 1.25": 225x180" -20C bin 1x1
Integration: 24.8 hours
Avg. Moon age: 21.13 days
Avg. Moon phase: 39.89%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00
Astrometry.net job: 2640537
RA center: 13h 13' 27"
DEC center: +36° 35' 42"
Pixel scale: 1.162 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 270.876 degrees
Field radius: 0.279 degrees
Data source: Backyard
This galaxy likes somewhere around 50 million light years away in the constellation of Canes Venatici (Hunting Dogs). This delicate spiral shows some warpage if the outer arms and that hints at a merger or interaction with another galaxy at some point.
This galaxy is also known to be a Seyfert-type which means it harbors a very active supermassive black hole at the core. Remember that pic you couldn’t get enough of this this week!!?! Just like that. In fact, science has revealed it to be offset from the rotational center of the galaxy which is further supporting evidence of a past interaction. Being offset, the black hole remains well-fed and is one of the reasons it is so active (and massive).
This image ended up being presented at about half the capture scale and with a significant crop due to an offensive star. The color data just needed a bit more time. Perhaps a revision will come to address that and expand the FOV a bit.
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