Hoag's Object

Posted by dcrowson
on Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Hoag’s Object (PGC 54559 and others) is a small ring galaxy located approximately 612 million light-years away in Serpens Caput.

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

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

Imaged April 3rd, 5th 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.

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/32630122787/sizes/l

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