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Contains:  NGC 474, NGC 470, NGC 467
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Technical card

Resolution: 4087x2721

Astrodon Blue: 63x300" bin 2x2
Astrodon Green: 64x300" bin 2x2
Astrodon Lum: 54x1800" bin 1x1
Astrodon Red: 54x300" bin 2x2

Integration: 42.1 hours job: 2967628

RA center: 1h 19' 37"

DEC center: +3° 20' 13"

Pixel scale: 0.534 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 356.880 degrees

Field radius: 0.364

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

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: e-EyE Extremadura


An unusual group of galaxies i(ARP 227) in the constellation of Pisces. Outer shells may have been created from gravitational interaction between galaxies. The largest galaxy is NGC 474. It is 100 million light years away, and about 250,000 light years across. The outer shells are extremely faint and have necessitated 1800s luminance exposures.



Peter Goodhew


Sky plot

Sky plot


Arp 227 NGC 474, 


            Peter Goodhew