Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Columba (Col)  ·  Contains:  NGC 1808  ·  NGC1808
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Starburst galaxy NGC1808, 



    
        

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Starburst galaxy NGC1808

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Starburst galaxy NGC1808, 



    
        

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Starburst galaxy NGC1808

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Plane Wave Instruments CDK 12.5"

Imaging cameras: Finger Lakes Instruments Proline 16803

Mounts: AP900GTO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Plane Wave Instruments CDK 12.5"

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar guide camera

Software: PixInsight  ·  MaximDL

Filters: Astronomik LRGB Ha OIII Series 2


Dates:Nov. 30, 2019

Frames: 18x600" (3h)

Integration: 3h

Avg. Moon age: 3.92 days

Avg. Moon phase: 16.41%


Astrometry.net job: 3230390

RA center: 5h 7' 34"

DEC center: -37° 32' 31"

Pixel scale: 1.451 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -1.573 degrees

Field radius: 0.313 degrees


Resolution: 1100x1100

Locations: Wiruna Dark Sky Site, Ilford, NSW, Australia

Data source: Traveller

Description

NGC 1808 is a Seyfert galaxy located in the constellation Columba. The galaxy has an unusual warped shape. Most spiral galaxies are flat disks, but this one has curls of dust and gas at its outer spiral arms (upper right-hand corner and lower left-hand corner). This peculiar shape is evidence that NGC 1808 may have had a close interaction with another nearby galaxy NGC 1792 ( not in the picture)

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Starburst galaxy NGC1808, 



    
        

            Geoff