Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Columba (Col)  ·  Contains:  NGC 1808
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NGC 1808

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NGC 1808

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Officina Stellare RiDK 700  ·  Officina Stellare RiDK 500

Imaging cameras: FLI PL 16803

Mounts: Planewave L600

Software: StarKeeper.it Voyager

Filters: Astrodon LRGB  ·  LRGB


Dates:Feb. 6, 2021

Frames: 132x900" (33h)

Integration: 33h

Avg. Moon age: 24.03 days

Avg. Moon phase: 30.55%


RA center: 05h07m43s.593

DEC center: -37°3114.81

Pixel scale: 0.379 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 9.381 degrees

Field radius: 0.234 degrees

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Resolution: 3381x2882

Locations: Obstech, Ovalle, Chile

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Observatorio El Sauce

Description

NGC 1808 is a barred spiral galaxy located 40 million light years from Earth in the constellation of Columba.

While most spiral galaxies are flat disks this one has spumes of dust and gas on its outer spiral arms. The unusual shape may have been caused by a proximate encounter with another galaxy (NGC 1792). This is supported by the amount of gas moving towards the nucleus of NGC 1808 which has triggered a very high level of new star formation.

Image Processing: Mike Selby

System Control Software: Voyager by Leo Orazi

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