Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Corvus (Crv)  ·  Contains:  Antennae Galaxies  ·  NGC 4038  ·  NGC 4039
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NGC4038/9 The Antennae Galaxies, 



    
        

            Gary Plummer
NGC4038/9 The Antennae Galaxies
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NGC4038/9 The Antennae Galaxies

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NGC4038/9 The Antennae Galaxies, 



    
        

            Gary Plummer
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NGC4038/9 The Antennae Galaxies

Technical card

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Planewave 17" CDK

Guiding cameras: FLI PL 16803 4096 by 4096 pixels 9.0µ by 9.0µ pixel size

Software: PixInsight 1.8 Ripley PixInsight Core 01.08.04.1195 Ripley (x64)


Dates:June 4, 2021

Frames: 36x500" (5h)

Integration: 5h

Avg. Moon age: 24.19 days

Avg. Moon phase: 28.99%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4625438

RA center: 12h 1' 54"

DEC center: -18° 52' 1"

Pixel scale: 0.707 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 274.147 degrees

Field radius: 0.231 degrees


Resolution: 2048x1151

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: iTelescope

Description

NGC4038/9 Or the Antennae galaxies are a pair of interacting galaxies 45 to 65 Million light years from us.

This image was captured remotely using a Planewave CDK431mm scope at 2.9Mtr focal length, a FLI CCD Camera at 4,-96 x 4,096 pixels. On a Planewave mount.

12 x 5 minute exposures on each of Red, Green and Blue filters were calibrated and combined. a pseudo luminance was extracted, noise reduced and sharpened then recombined with the noise reduced RGB master. Further processing was carried out to get this final composition; hope you like it!

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NGC4038/9 The Antennae Galaxies, 



    
        

            Gary Plummer