NGC 660

Posted by dcrowson
on Saturday, December 12, 2020
NGC 660 (UGC 1201, PGC 6318, VV 979 and others) is a polar-ring galaxy located approximately 44.2 million light-years away in Pisces. This is likely the result of two galaxies that merged a billion or more years ago.

Asteroid 56157 1999 CG135 is the line to the right of the galaxy.

Asteroid 158240 2001 TD3 (much fainter) is the line above and to the right of 56157 that points at it.

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

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

Imaged December 6th and 7th, 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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