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NGC 1512-1510, a pair of interacting galaxies in Horologium, 



    
        

            José Joaquín Pérez
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NGC 1512-1510, a pair of interacting galaxies in Horologium

Imaging telescopes or lenses: RCOS 16" f /8.4

Imaging cameras: Moravian Instruments G3-16200

Mounts: Astro-Physics AP 1200 GTO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: RCOS 16" f /8.4

Guiding cameras: SBIG STi mono

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto S.L. PixInsight 1.8.5 Ripley  ·  CCDWare CCDAutoPilot 5  ·  Astro-Physics Command Center (APCC) Pro Software  ·  Cyanogen Imaging Products Maxim DL

Filters: Astrodon Gen2E Lum  ·  Astrodon RGB Tru-Balance E-series Gen 2

Accessory: Spike-a Flat


Frames:
Astrodon Gen2E Lum: 41x900" -25C bin 1x1
Astrodon RGB Tru-Balance E-series Gen 2: 75x600" -25C bin 2x2

Integration: 22.8 hours


Astrometry.net job: 4086079

RA center: 4h 3' 54"

DEC center: -43° 21' 15"

Pixel scale: 0.592 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -1.166 degrees

Field radius: 0.261 degrees


Resolution: 2500x1962

Locations: Observatorio El Sauce, Valle del Río Hurtado, Limarí, Chile

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Observatorio El Sauce

Description

NGC 1512 is a barred spiral galaxy approximately 38 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation Horologium. The galaxy displays a double ring structure, with one ring around the galactic nucleus and another further out in the main disk. The galaxy hosts an extended UV disc with at least 200 clusters with recent star formation activity. NGC 1512 is a member of the Dorado Group.

Gravitational tidal forces of NGC 1512 are influencing nearby dwarf lenticular galaxy NGC 1510 (at the middle right of this image). The two galaxies are separated by only ∼5 arcmin (13.8 kpc), and are in the process of a lengthy merger which has been going on for 400 million years. At the end of this process NGC 1512 will have cannibalised its smaller companion.

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NGC 1512-1510, a pair of interacting galaxies in Horologium, 



    
        

            José Joaquín Pérez