Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Virgo (Vir)  ·  Contains:  NGC 5560  ·  NGC 5566  ·  NGC 5569  ·  NGC5560  ·  NGC5566  ·  NGC5569

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    NGC 5566 | A Group of 3 Interacting Galaxies, 



    
        

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    NGC 5566 | A Group of 3 Interacting Galaxies

    Image of the day 06/14/2021

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      NGC 5566 | A Group of 3 Interacting Galaxies, 



    
        

            Kevin Morefield
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      NGC 5566 | A Group of 3 Interacting Galaxies

      Imaging telescopes or lenses: Planewave CDK14

      Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY600M

      Mounts: Planewave L-350

      Guiding telescopes or lenses: Planewave CDK14

      Software: Adobe Inc Photoshop CC  ·  CCDWare CCDStack 2.90  ·  Topaz DeNoise AI  ·  CCDWARE CCD Autopilot 5  ·  Topaz DeNoise 5  ·  PixInsight

      Filters: Astrodon Blue  ·  Astrodon Green  ·  Astrodon Red  ·  Astrodon Luminance


      Dates:June 8, 2021

      Frames:
      Astrodon Blue: 37x300" (3h 5') (gain: 56.00) -10C bin 2x2
      Astrodon Green: 37x300" (3h 5') (gain: 56.00) -10C bin 2x2
      Astrodon Luminance: 85x300" (7h 5') (gain: 56.00) -10C bin 2x2
      Astrodon Red: 37x300" (3h 5') (gain: 56.00) -10C bin 2x2

      Integration: 16h 20'

      Darks: ~25

      Flats: ~25

      Avg. Moon age: 27.78 days

      Avg. Moon phase: 3.44%

      Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00


      Astrometry.net job: 4602573

      RA center: 14h 20' 5"

      DEC center: +3° 58' 28"

      Pixel scale: 0.608 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: -60.812 degrees

      Field radius: 0.239 degrees


      Resolution: 1946x2054

      Locations: Sierra Remote Observatory, Auberry, California, United States

      Data source: Own remote observatory

      Remote source: Sierra Remote Observatories

      Description

      NGC 5566 interacts with the blue NGC 5569 and the wispy NGC 5560. The trio is also know as ARP 286.

      These make a nicely balanced composition with the two bright stars that seems to mimic the colors of the galaxies.

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