Arp 30

Posted by dcrowson
on Monday, June 11, 2018

Arp 30 consists of NGC 6365 (UGC 10833, VV 232/a and others), the edge-on spiral interacting with UGC 10832 (NGC 6365B, VV 232b and others), the face-on spiral. These are in the ‘Spiral Galaxies – One Heavy Arm’ class. Arp didn’t realize that the heavy arm was another galaxy. It is up for debate if these two galaxies are actually interacting since NGC 6365 appears to be further away than UGC 10832.

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

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

Imaged June 6th, 7th, 9th and 10th, 2018 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/27871667347/sizes/l

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