Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Corvus (Crv)  ·  Contains:  Antennae Galaxies  ·  NGC 4038  ·  NGC 4039
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Antennae Galaxy, 



    
        

            JNieto
Antennae Galaxy
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Antennae Galaxy

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Antennae Galaxy, 



    
        

            JNieto
Antennae Galaxy
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Antennae Galaxy

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Astro-Physics 130 EDFGT
Imaging Cameras
QSI 683ws
Mounts
ASA DDM60Pro
Filters
Astrodon H-alpha 5nm · L · B
Software
Pixinsight · MaximDL

Acquisition details

Frames:
Astrodon H-alpha 5nm: 41×600(6h 50′) bin 1×1
B: 86×240(5h 44′) bin 1×1
L: 115×240(7h 40′) bin 1×1
Integration:
20h 14′

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 5406805

RA center: 12h01m48s.10

DEC center: -18°5219

Pixel scale: 1.360 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 272.609 degrees

Field radius: 0.723 degrees

Resolution: 3100x2244

File size: 2.4 MB

Locations: Observatorio "Mar de la Frau", Cambrils, Spain

Data source: Backyard

Description

This object is in fact a pair of galaxies which are in the middle (who knows) of a collision. The two galaxies are NGC4038 and NGC4039, located at about 65 million light years away. The light I captures, those photons, left the collision scene while on Earth dinosaurs were going extinct. As I normally do for galaxies, I have used a combined narrow and broad band approach to minimize the effects of light pollution in my area.

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Antennae Galaxy, 



    
        

            JNieto