Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Virgo (Vir)  ·  Contains:  IC 3059  ·  IC 3066  ·  NGC 4189  ·  NGC 4193  ·  NGC 4206  ·  NGC 4216  ·  NGC 4222
The Silver Streak Galaxy, NGC 4216 and friends, 



    
        

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The Silver Streak Galaxy, NGC 4216 and friends
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The Silver Streak Galaxy, NGC 4216 and friends

The Silver Streak Galaxy, NGC 4216 and friends, 



    
        

            Boris US5WU
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The Silver Streak Galaxy, NGC 4216 and friends

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron CPC800XLT

Imaging cameras: Starlight Xpress Trius SX-694

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MM

Focal reducers: Starizona Night Owl 0.4x SCT

Software: PixInsight  ·  MaximDL  ·  Photoshop CC  ·  StarTools

Filters: Astrodon LRGB CCD Gen II E-Series

Accessory: Starlight Xpress SX mini filter wheel


Dates:May 21, 2020May 22, 2020

Frames:
B: 12x150" (30') bin 1x1
G: 12x150" (30') bin 1x1
L: 48x150" (2h) bin 1x1
R: 12x150" (30') bin 1x1

Integration: 3h 30'

Avg. Moon age: 28.84 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.78%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3728891

RA center: 12h15m10s

DEC center: +13°1044

Pixel scale: 1.241 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.464 degrees

Field radius: 0.511 degrees


Resolution: 2315x1854

Locations: Home observatory, Chervonograd, Lvov region, Ukraine

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Silver Streak Galaxy, NGC 4216 and friends in the constellation Virgo.

In this image, NGC 4216 is seen as the brightest and largest central component in the triplet of edge-on galaxies.

Above and to the left of NGC 4216 we see NGC 4222, and below and to the right is NGC 4206.

The galaxy IC 3059 is visible in the upper central part of the frame and IC 3066 (seen edge-on) to the left. In the upper right corner is NGC 4189 (IC 3050) and below is NGC 4193.

This image taken in May 2020.

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The Silver Streak Galaxy, NGC 4216 and friends, 



    
        

            Boris US5WU