Arp 135

Posted by dcrowson
on Sunday, September 24, 2017

Arp 135 (NGC 1023, UGC 2154, VV 1039 and others) is a barred spiral located approximately 34 million light-years away in Perseus. Arp lists this one in his “elliptical or elliptical like galaxies with nearby fragments.” The fragment is probably the galaxy (NGC 1023A) on the left side that is barely discernable from NGC 1023. Also note the faint galaxy (NGC 1023B) below the bright star further left.

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

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

Imaged August 24th, 28th and 30th, 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/37261509882/sizes/l

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