Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Coma Berenices (Com)  ·  Contains:  Mice Galaxy  ·  NGC 4676  ·  PGC 43065  ·  The Mice
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Arp242 The Mice Galaxies, 



    
        

            Peter Goodhew
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Arp242 The Mice Galaxies

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Arp242 The Mice Galaxies, 



    
        

            Peter Goodhew
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Arp242 The Mice Galaxies

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
APM Telescopes TMB - LZOS Apo refractor 152/1200
Imaging Cameras
Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2
Mounts
10Micron GM2000HPS II
Filters
Astrodon Blue · Green · Lum · Red

Acquisition details

Frames:
Astrodon Blue: 11x300" (55') bin 1x1
Green: 11x300" (55') bin 1x1
Lum: 51x300" (4h 15') bin 1x1
Red: 11x300" (55') bin 1x1
Integration:
7h

RA center: 12h46m10s.115

DEC center: +30°4335.93

Pixel scale: 0.265 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 43.972 degrees

Field radius: 0.091 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 2082x1363

Locations: e-Eye, Fregenal de la Sierra, Extramadura, Spain

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: e-EyE Extremadura

Description

ARP 242 - The Mice Galaxies - is a pair of interacting galaxies in the constellation of Coma Berenices about 300 light-years from Earth. They were discovered by William Herschel on March 13, 1785 giving them designation NGC 4676. The northern galaxy is IC 819 and the southern IC 820. I'm intrigued at how the night sky must appear when viewed from within one of these galaxies, with two "milky ways" crossing the sky.

Image captured on my dual rig in Spain.

More details are available on my website at: https://www.imagingdeepspace.com/arp-242.html

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Arp242 The Mice Galaxies, 



    
        

            Peter Goodhew

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