NGC 4298 + 4302

Posted by dcrowson
on Sunday, December 26, 2021
NGC 4298 (UGC 7412, PGC 39950 and others) is the face-on spiral at the bottom right, 42.4 million light-years away in Coma Berenices.

NGC 4302 (UGC 7418, PGC 39974 and others) is the somewhat edge-on galaxy located at about the same distance as NGC 4298.

UGC 7436 (PGC 40066 and others) is the largest galaxy at the top left. It is located approximately 50 million light-years away.

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 14:8:14x300s – 70:40:70 minutes each – binned 2x2

420 minutes total exposure – 7 hours

Imaged February 18th and 19th and March 9th, 10th and 13th, 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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