Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Andromeda (And)  ·  Contains:  IC 1559  ·  NGC 160  ·  NGC 169
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Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Orion Optics UK DX 250
Imaging Cameras
Starlight Xpress H9C
Mounts
Vixen GPDX w/ SS2K
Software
PHD · Astroart 3 · NEAT · PixInsight
Guiding Cameras
KWIQ Guider

Acquisition details

Dates:
Sept. 10, 2013
Frames:
47×120(1h 34′)
Integration:
1h 34′
Avg. Moon age:
5.05 days
Avg. Moon phase:
26.17%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 288994

RA center: 00h36m29s.8

DEC center: +23°5956

Orientation: -176.546 degrees

Field radius: 0.243 degrees

Resolution: 1296x862

File size: 598.0 KB

Locations: Home, Weymouth, Dorset, UK, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard

Description

Arp 282 is an interacting pair just under 200 million light years from us. It consists of a large, distorted spiral, NGC 169 and a small companion with tidal arms, IC 1559. Arp described the pair "Companion appears to rain into the nucleus of spiral."

The companion looks as though it is falling into the core of 169 but it is probably well in front of the galaxy after passing around the east end. The two will probably become one sometime in the future, as there appears to have been several near misses in the past.

This image the result of around 50 x 2 minute exposures through my 10" Newt.

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