Arp 48 + 88 + 119

Posted by dcrowson
on Saturday, October 28, 2017

Arp 48 (PGC 4789 and others) is the grouping at the bottom left of the image. These are in the Spirals with Low-Surface-Brightness Companions on Arms class.

Arp 88 (PGC 4728, VV 445 and others) is the small spiral with companions to the right (west) of the center of the image. These are in the Spirals with High-Surface-Brightness Companions on Arms class.

Arp 119 consists of MCG+02-04-022 (PGC 4748, VV 347b and others), the round galaxy and the other member, VV 347, the odd-shaped galaxy near the center of the image. These are in the E-like Galaxies Perturbing Spirals class.

All of these galaxies are located in Pisces.

Luminance – 32x600s – 320 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 10x300s – 50 minutes each – binned 2x2

470 minutes total exposure – 7 hours 50 minutes

Imaged September 16th, 17th, 19th and 21st, 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.


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