Arp 315

Posted by dcrowson
on Saturday, March 9, 2019

Arp 315 consists of three galaxies – NGC 2830, 2831 and 2832 – from right to left. These, along with 80 more are part of Abell 779. These are located approximately 300 million light-years away in Lynx.

There are numerous other NGC galaxies as well as quasars (there’s a blue, mag 20.09 V one to the right of center and the two galaxies on top of each other) and a confirmed planet (WASP-13b) around the bright star at the top left.

Luminance – 25x600s – 250 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

370 minutes total exposure – 6 hours 10 minutes

Imaged January 27th and March 6th and 8th, 2019 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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