Arp 8

Posted by dcrowson
on Sunday, December 19, 2021
Arp 8 (NGC 497, UGC 915, PGC 4992 and others) is a spiral with odd arms. Part of Arp’s, “Spiral Galaxies – Split Arms” class, the galaxy is located approximately 327 million light-years away in Cetus. There are a lot of other galaxies in this field along with a lot of IFN dust.

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 10x300s – 50 minutes each – binned 2x2

390 minutes total exposure – 6 hours 30 minutes

Imaged September 7th through the 12th, 2021 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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