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The (?tidal?) arm of M32 (ARP168), 





    
        

            pete_xl

The (?tidal?) arm of M32 (ARP168)

Technical card

Resolution: 5892x3964

Dates:Nov. 24, 2016

Frames: 56x90"

Integration: 1.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 25.05 days

Avg. Moon phase: 21.03%

Astrometry.net job: 2807075

Locations: Balkon, Ascheberg, NRW, Germany

Data source: Backyard

Description

A faint bow structure showed up at M32 (ARP 168) in my recent processing of older M31 data. It is best visible in inverse b&W presentation.

The bow ought to be the result of a gravitational influence of M32 on M31.

Pentax K3ii and TS 80/480 mm refractor.
56 x 90s @ ISO 800

Astro Pixel Processor and Photoshop CC2019

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The (?tidal?) arm of M32 (ARP168), 





    
        

            pete_xl