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Contains:  IC 2041, NGC 1531, NGC 1532
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Haley's Coronet, or the Woomera Galaxy, 


            Andrew Lockwood
Haley's Coronet, or the Woomera Galaxy
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Haley's Coronet, or the Woomera Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:ASA 16N

Imaging camera:QSI 683wsg-8

Mount:ASA Astrosysteme ASA DDM85

Guiding telescope or lens:ASA 16N

Focal reducer:ASA Astrosysteme ASA 3" Wynne Reducer Corrector 0,95x


Filters:Astrodon 31mm Ha 5nmAstrodon 31mm RedAstrodon 31mm Blue

Dates:Dec. 27, 2019

Frames: 192x300"

Integration: 16.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 1.27 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.81%

Basic astrometry details job: 3159913

RA center: 4h 12' 19"

DEC center: -32° 52' 58"

Pixel scale: 0.380 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.544 degrees

Field radius: 0.322 degrees

Resolution: 4890x3654

Locations: home, perth, western australia, Australia

Data source: Backyard


In the upper left is the bright star HD26799, but on the right hand side a cosmic drama is slowly unfolding. The two galaxies NGC1532 and NGC1531 have collided, and streams of stars are strung out in the wake of this intergalactic smash. Bright regions in the larger of the two galaxies indicate intense star formation triggered by the interaction. About 50 million light years away, the large apparent size of this galaxy is an indication of how far the debris is thrown in these types of interactions. In the background, numerous small galaxies watch on in horror...
This image was taken over two nights through the 16" on top of my house in Mt Pleasant, 10km south of Perth's CBD.



Andrew Lockwood
License: None (All rights reserved)


  • Haley's Coronet, or the Woomera Galaxy, 


            Andrew Lockwood
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    Haley's Coronet, or the Woomera Galaxy, 


            Andrew Lockwood


Description: original was a little too dark.

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Haley's Coronet, or the Woomera Galaxy, 


            Andrew Lockwood

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