Arp 98

Posted by dcrowson
on Saturday, November 25, 2017

Arp 98 consists of UGC 1095 (PGC 5715, VV301? and others), the distorted spiral at the center of this image and MCG+05-04-066 (PGC 5714, VV 301a and others), the elliptical to the right (west). These are in Arps’s Spiral galaxy with companion on arms – Elliptical galaxy companions class. Both galaxies are located approximately 550 million light-years away in Triangulum.

Luminance – 26x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

380 minutes total exposure – 6 hours 20 minutes

Imaged November 22nd, 23rd and 24th, 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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