Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Serpens (Ser)
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Hoag's Object - a ring galaxy 600 mly away..., 



    
        

            Frank Kane
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Hoag's Object - a ring galaxy 600 mly away...

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Sky-Watcher StarLux 190MN
Filters
Astronomik L R G B
Accessories
MoonLite Focuser w/High Res Stepper Motor
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Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
ZWO 60/280 GuideScope

Acquisition details

Dates:
May 20, 2020
Frames:
163x120" (5h 26')
Integration:
5h 26'
Avg. Moon age:
27.46 days
Avg. Moon phase:
4.77%

RA center: 15h17m14s.49

DEC center: +21°3502.8

Pixel scale: 1.114 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -89.865 degrees

Field radius: 0.153 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 796x586

Data source: Backyard

Description

Hoag's Object (PGC 54559) is a bizarre "ring galaxy" located 600 million light-years away. It's tiny, it's faint, and it's weird.

Certainly not going to win any pretty-picture awards, but I'm excited just to see this thing at all. If you look at the Hubble image of this galaxy, there is another ring galaxy seen through the inside of its ring. Given how rare ring galaxies are, that's really weird.

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Hoag's Object - a ring galaxy 600 mly away..., 



    
        

            Frank Kane