Arp 209

Posted by dcrowson
on Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Arp 209 (NGC 6052, NGC 6064, UGC 10182, VV 86 and others) is an irregular galaxy of clumps located approximately 231 million light-years away in Hercules. A couple of the clumps have designations – NGC 6052A (VV 86a) and NGC 6052B (VV 86b). Arp has this one in his ‘Irregularities, absorption and resolution’ class.

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

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

Imaged over seven nights in May, 2018 and March 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/40722207633/sizes/l

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