Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Pavo (Pav)  ·  Contains:  NGC 6769  ·  NGC 6770  ·  NGC 6771
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Pavo Triplet, 



    
        

            Warren A. Keller
Pavo Triplet
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Pavo Triplet, 



    
        

            Warren A. Keller
Pavo Triplet
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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Officina Stellare RiDK 700 FL

Software: PixInsight 1.8


Integration: 0


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 5134854

RA center: 19h18m29s.0

DEC center: -60°3043

Pixel scale: 0.311 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.055 degrees

Field radius: 0.129 degrees


Resolution: 2116x2116

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: Observatorio El Sauce

Description

NGC 6769-70-71 in Pavo is a gravitationally interacting triplet of barred spiral galaxies, located about 190 million light years away from us. The two upper galaxies, NGC 6769 and NGC 6770 are of equal brightness and size, while NGC 6771 (below) is about half as bright and slightly smaller. Stars and gas that have been stripped off of NGC 6769 and NGC 6770 are starting to form a common envelope around them. There is also a weak hint of a tenuous bridge between NGC 6769 and NGC 6771. Many thanks go out to my collaborator and friend, Mike Selby, who acquired and calibrated this fine data.

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Pavo Triplet, 



    
        

            Warren A. Keller