Arp 274

Posted by dcrowson
on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Arp 274 consists of NGC 5679 (VV 458, NGC 5679B, MCG+01-37-035 and others), the largest galaxy at the left (east), MCG+01-37-036 (NGC 5679C and others), the small left of NGC 5679 and MCG+01-37-034 (NGC 5679A and others), the galaxy to the right of NGC 5679. The trio of galaxies, part of Arp’s Double Galaxies with Connecting Arms class, are located approximately 400 million light-years away in Virgo.

NGC 5674 (UGC 9369 and others) is a Seyfert 1 galaxy on the right side of the image. It is located approximately 350 million light-years away.

The colored streak below NGC 5674 is asteroid 483 Seppina. I managed to capture it on the last night of imaging.

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

Imaged over five nights in May, 2017 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/35428947222/sizes/l

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