Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Aquarius (Aqr)  ·  Contains:  NGC 7727  ·  NGC7727

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    NGC 7727

    Image of the day 04/09/2021

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      NGC 7727, 



    
        

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      NGC 7727

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

      Imaging cameras: FLI PL 16803

      Mounts: Officina Stellare Polar Fork Mount  ·  Planewave L600

      Software: StarKeeper.it Voyager

      Filters: Chroma LRGB 2"  ·  Astrodon LRGB


      Dates:Oct. 16, 2020

      Frames: 97x900"

      Integration: 24.2 hours

      Avg. Moon age: 29.15 days

      Avg. Moon phase: 0.16%


      Astrometry.net job: 4362978

      RA center: 23h 39' 53"

      DEC center: -12° 17' 1"

      Pixel scale: 0.379 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: -1.276 degrees

      Field radius: 0.197 degrees


      Resolution: 2766x2518

      Data source: Amateur hosting facility

      Remote source: Observatorio El Sauce

      Description

      Located 78 million light years from Earth in the constellation of Aquarius the infrequently imaged NGC 7727 (also known as ARP 222 classed as a peculiar galaxy) is likely the result of a collision and merger of two spiral galaxies. Of the two bright point objects seen in the center, one is likely to be the core of one of the merged galaxies.
      NGC 7727 has very little in the way of new star formation and is likely to transform into an Elliptical Galaxy in the future.
      Imaged in LRGB at Obstech, Chile
      Image Processing: Mike Selby
      System Control Software: Voyager by Leo Orazi

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