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Contains:  IC 5283, NGC 7469
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Arp 298, 


            Corey Rueckheim
Arp 298

Arp 298

Technical card

Resolution: 2012x1382

Dates:Oct. 17, 2019

Frames: 16x40"

Integration: 0.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 18.13 days

Avg. Moon phase: 87.70% job: 3033889

RA center: 23h 3' 16"

DEC center: +8° 52' 19"

Pixel scale: 0.744 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.509 degrees

Field radius: 0.252

Data source: Backyard


Browsing for more galaxies near Markab using SkySafari, I ran across the pair NGC 7469 and IC 5283, which form Arp 298. NGC 7469 is one of the most-studied Seyfert galaxies and has a fainter oval disk around its bright core. IC 5283 has a short faint tail stretching out to toward to upper right in this image.

The Hubble Space Telescope took an image of this pair of galaxies, and I am amazed that I can spot some of the background galaxies that are obvious in the Hubble image. Particular, in my image there is a tiny galaxy to the upper left of IC 5283, another just left of the star to the left of NGC 7469, and then another much fainter one just below NGC 7469 that is almost, but not quite, imperceptible.



Corey Rueckheim
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Sky plot

Sky plot


Arp 298, 


            Corey Rueckheim

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