Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Columba (Col)  ·  Contains:  NGC 1808
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NGC1808, 



    
        

            Andrew Lockwood
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NGC1808

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            Andrew Lockwood
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NGC1808

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: ASA 16N

Imaging cameras: QSI 683wsg-8

Mounts: ASA Astrosysteme ASA DDM85

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ASA 16N

Focal reducers: ASA Astrosysteme ASA 3" Wynne Reducer Corrector 0,95x

Software: PixInsight

Filters: Astrodon 31mm Ha 5nm  ·  Astrodon 31mm Blue  ·  Astrodon 31mm Red


Dates:Jan. 23, 2020

Frames: 176x300" (14h 40')

Integration: 14h 40'

Avg. Moon age: 28.20 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.00%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3204623

RA center: 5h 7' 40"

DEC center: -37° 30' 50"

Pixel scale: 0.760 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.596 degrees

Field radius: 0.322 degrees


Resolution: 2442x1824

Locations: home, perth, western australia, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

NGC1808, 40 Million light years away in Columba (the constellation of the Dove). It's a Seyfert galaxy (which means it has a bright active nucleus), but quite odd. There are some strange dust lanes that look to be curling out of the nucleus like eyelashes. There's an amazing number of background galaxies that you'll see if you've got a properly calibrated monitor. A particularly unusual looking pair sits just below the leftmost of the three bright stars across the bottom of the frame. In galactic terms, they're, um, 'at it'.

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NGC1808, 



    
        

            Andrew Lockwood

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