Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Hydra (Hya)  ·  Contains:  NGC 2992  ·  NGC 2993  ·  NGC2992  ·  NGC2993
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NGC2992

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Plane Wave Instruments CDK 12.5"

Imaging cameras: Quantum Scientific Imaging QSI540wsg

Mounts: AP900GTO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Plane Wave Instruments CDK 12.5"

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar guide camera

Software: PixInsight  ·  MaximDL

Filters: Astronomik L R G B H alpha Series II


Dates:April 24, 2014

Frames: 29x600" (4h 50')

Integration: 4h 50'

Avg. Moon age: 24.49 days

Avg. Moon phase: 26.11%


Astrometry.net job: 230997

RA center: 9h 45' 42"

DEC center: -14° 19' 50"

Pixel scale: 0.600 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.089 degrees

Field radius: 0.236 degrees


Resolution: 2000x2000

Locations: Wiruna Dark Sky Site, Ilford, NSW, Australia

Description

NGC 2992/3 (aka Arp 245) are two interacting galaxies in Hydra. The top spiral is NGC 2992 and the lower spiral is NGC 2993. Notice the very blue star UITBOC 1574 just to the east of the tip of the northern plume of NGC 2992.

The third galaxy in the group is FGC 938, the thin flat one to the southwest. Red shift data places it at about the same distance (125mly) as the other two galaxies.

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NGC2992, 



    
        

            Geoff