NGC 4517 and NGC 4517A

Posted by azstarman01
on Saturday, June 08, 2013

This galaxy group is a lesser known galaxy pair. The larger galaxy at the bottom is NGC4517. It is an edge on spiral galaxy. Its sister galaxy at the top is NGC4517A and is a face on spiral galaxy. This is an interesting pair because you get an edge on and face on spiral galaxy in the same image. These galaxies are about 32 million light years away in the constellation Bootes.

March 13 - May 1, 2013

Location: Rancho Hidalgo, NM

Telescope: TEC-140 (F7)

Camera: SBIG ST-8300M

Mount: AP900 GTO

Luminance: 27x20 minutes (binned 1x1)

Red: 12x15 minutes (binned 2x2)

Green: 12x15 minutes (binned 2x2)

Blue: 12x15 minutes (binned 2x2)

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