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Stephan's Quintet

Stephan's Quintet, 



    
        

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Stephan's Quintet
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Stephan's Quintet

Technical card

Dates:Oct. 8, 2013

Frames: 78x300" (6h 30')

Integration: 6h 30'

Avg. Moon age: 3.65 days

Avg. Moon phase: 14.37%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 86768

RA center: 22h35m53s

DEC center: +33°5544

Pixel scale: 0.957 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -178.750 degrees

Field radius: 0.459 degrees


Resolution: 2872x1909

Locations: iTelescope.Net - New Mexico, Mayhill, NM, United States

Description

A revisiting of Stephan's Quintet, which I shot very early on in my imaging career.

Stephan's Quintet in the constellation Pegasus is a visual grouping of five galaxies of which four form the first compact galaxy group ever discovered, by Édouard Stephan in 1877 at Marseilles Observatory. These galaxies are of interest because of their violent collisions. Four of the five galaxies in Stephan's Quintet form a physical association, Hickson Compact Group 92, and are involved in a cosmic dance that most likely will end with the galaxies merging.

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