Arp 69

Posted by dcrowson
on Saturday, May 11, 2019

Arp 69 (NGC 5579, UGC 9180, VV 142a and others) is the spiral on the right side of the image that appears to be interacting with PGC 214249 below it. These are in Arp’s ‘Spirals with HSB companions on arms’ class. Both are approximately 170 million light-years away in Bootes.

NGC 5590 (UGC 9200 and others) is the giant elliptical (type D) on the left (eastern) side of the image. This one is located approximately 166 million light-years away.

NGC 5588 (NGC 5589, UGC 9197 and others) is the barred spiral located above NGC 5590.

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

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

Imaged May 1st, 7th 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/46910098035/sizes/l

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