UGC 12073

Posted by dcrowson
on Tuesday, October 6, 2020
UGC 12073 (PGC 69101 and others) is the barred spiral at the center of this image. The galaxy is located approximately ( 225 million light-years away in Lacerta.

UGC 12075 (PGC 69110 and others) is the odd, Arp-like spiral to the left (east) of UGC 12073.

MCG+06-49-034 (PGC 69117 and others) is the even odder galaxy left of UGC 12075.

Luminance – 27x600s – 270 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 12x300s – 60 minutes each – binned 2x2

450 minutes total exposure – 7 hours 30 minutes

Imaged over six nights in June, August and September, 2020 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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