Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Virgo (Vir)  ·  Contains:  IC790  ·  NGC4410  ·  PGC1357051  ·  PGC1358003  ·  PGC1359216  ·  PGC40640  ·  PGC40694  ·  PGC40711  ·  PGC40736  ·  PGC40776  ·  PGC94212  ·  PGC94214
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NGC 4410 and Friends, 



    
        

            Gary Imm
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NGC 4410 and Friends

Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
NGC 4410 and Friends, 



    
        

            Gary Imm
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NGC 4410 and Friends

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron EdgeHD 11

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 1600MM Cooled Pro

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach1GTO

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI174MM

Software: Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PixInsight  ·  Stark Labs PHD2 2.6.3

Filters: Astrodon Green 31mm Gen2 I-Series  ·  Astrodon Blue 31mm Gen2 I-Series  ·  Astrodon Lum 31mm Gen2 I-Series  ·  Astrodon Red 31mm Gen2 I-Series

Accessory: ZWO EFW  ·  Celestron OAG  ·  MoonLite Focuser for EdgeHD 11


Dates:June 10, 2020June 16, 2020

Frames:
Astrodon Blue 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 30x120" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Green 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 30x120" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Lum 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 60x120" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Red 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 30x120" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 5.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 22.32 days

Avg. Moon phase: 48.51%


Astrometry.net job: 3636250

RA center: 12h 26' 28"

DEC center: +9° 1' 7"

Pixel scale: 0.283 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -1.237 degrees

Field radius: 0.173 degrees


Resolution: 3371x2845

Locations: Backyard (Mag 20.8 - Bortle 4.5), Onalaska, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

This image captures 4 interacting galaxies located 330 million light years away in the constellation of Virgo at a declination of +9 degrees. Each galaxy spans about 1 arc-minute in our apparent view, which corresponds to an actual diameter of 90,000 light years.

I am fascinated by the star streams which faintly connect the four main galaxies in this image. The structures of these galaxies are also very interesting. The left galaxy (PGC 40736) is a strongly barred ring galaxy, with a long bar that has some interesting curvature to it. The right pair of galaxies (NGC 4410 and PGC 40694) appear very close together with distinct dust lanes within their disks.

Many other interesting galaxies are in the background, including the large faint galaxy PGC 40640 at lower right.

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