Arp 208

Posted by dcrowson
on Thursday, May 16, 2019

Arp 208 consists of MCG+08-31-010 (VV 721a and others) on the left (east) and MCG+08-31-011 (VV 271b and others) on the right. These, along with MCG+08-31-009, the edge-on spiral to the right that is not part of the Arp, are all located approximately 400 million light-years away in Hercules. Arp 208 is in the ‘Material ejected from nucleus’ class.

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

370 minutes total exposure – 6 hours 10 minutes

Imaged May 7th, 8th and 13th, 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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