Arp 143

Posted by dcrowson
on Thursday, December 20, 2018

Arp 143 consists of NGC 2444 (UGC 4016, PGC 21774, VV 117/117a and others), a peculiar spiral above NGC 2445 (UGC 4017, PGC 21776 and others), an irregular, Magellenic type. Arp lists these in his E and E-like Galaxies – Material Emanating from E Galaxies class. It seems like he thought NGC 2444 (on top) was an elliptical. These are located in Lynx near Castor and Pollux.

The nice spiral to the right is MCG+07-16-015 (PGC 21754 and others).

Luminance – 28x600s – 280 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

400 minutes total exposure – 6 hours 40 minutes

Imaged December 9th, 13th and 19th, 2018 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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