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

Image of the day 03/09/2021

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    Image of the day 03/09/2021

    Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
      For Galaxy Lovers, 



    
        

            Patrick Dufour
      For Galaxy Lovers
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      Equipment

      Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
      AG Optical 12.5" iHW
      Imaging Cameras
      QHYCCD QHY600
      Filters
      Astronomik LRGB IIc lrgb
      Software
      Pixinsight 1.8 · NINA - Nighttime Imaging ‘N’ Astronomy
      Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
      AG Optical 12.5" iHW

      Acquisition details

      Dates:
      Feb. 19, 2021
      Frames:
      290x300" (24h 10')
      Integration:
      24h 10'
      Avg. Moon age:
      7.13 days
      Avg. Moon phase:
      47.32%

      Basic astrometry details

      Astrometry.net job: 4248364

      RA center: 12h01m54s.0

      DEC center: -18°5240

      Pixel scale: 0.632 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: 91.841 degrees

      Field radius: 0.341 degrees

      Resolution: 3029x2432

      Locations: Cielmonchili, Monte Patria, Coquimbo, Chile

      Data source: Own remote observatory

      Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

      Description

      This magnificent pair of galaxies also known as Antennae Galaxies, will become one after this dance which has lasted for more than one hundred million years. Their image reaches us over 75 million light years away. They are currently going through a "starburst" phase, in which the collision of clouds of gas and dust under the influence of dense magnetic fields causes the rapid formation of stars.

      A RHaGB combination

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            Patrick Dufour