Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Leo (Leo)  ·  Contains:  NGC 2872  ·  NGC 2874  ·  NGC 2875
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NGC 2872 - Arp 307., 


NGC 2872 - Arp 307.
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NGC 2872 - Arp 307.

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion Optics UK DX 250

Imaging cameras: Starlight Xpress H9C

Mounts: Vixen GPDX w/ SS2K

Guiding cameras: KWIQ Guider

Software: PixInsight  ·  PHD  ·  Astroart 3  ·  NEAT

Dates:Jan. 17, 2010

Frames: 32x120" (1h 4')

Integration: 1h 4'

Avg. Moon age: 1.96 days

Avg. Moon phase: 4.28%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 213878

RA center: 09h26m01s.9

DEC center: +11°2201

Pixel scale: 1.124 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -179.262 degrees

Field radius: 0.265 degrees

Resolution: 606x450

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

Data source: Backyard


ngc 2782 or Arp 307 can be found in Leo.

Arp 307 is a member of the Double Galaxies class. The Atlas note says "possibly not interacting". Not easy to say from my image though all 3 galaxies have similar redshifts and similar distances of around 160 Mly. The large E-type galaxy is NGC 2872, the SE spiral is NGC 2874, and the smallest of the group, to the NE, is NGC 2873.

The Hubble image san be seen here, upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cf/ARP307-NGC287... - it shows a marked bar not immediately apparent in my image.

Recorded on 17th Jan 2010, this is the result of 32 x 120 sec exposures.


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NGC 2872 - Arp 307.,