Arp 200

Posted by dcrowson
on Friday, March 09, 2018

Arp 200 (NGC 1134, PGC 10928, UGC 2365 and others) is the spiral galaxy with distorted arms at the top center of the image. Part of Arp’s “Material Ejected from Nuclei” class, it is located approximately 115 million light-years away in Aries.

UGC 2362 (PGC 10907, VV 606 and others) is the odd, non-Arp galaxy to the right (west).

IC 267 (PGC 10932, UGC 2368 and others) is the barred spiral at bottom of the image.

This whole area is filled with dust. I captured more luminance to bring it out but chose to focus on the galaxies during processing without selectively manipulating the background dust.

Luminance – 25x600s – 350 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

470 minutes total exposure – 7 hours 50 minutes

Imaged September 25th and October 15th and 16th, 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/40005083024/sizes/l

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