Arp 126

Posted by dcrowson
on Sunday, August 28, 2022
Arp 126 (VV 122) consists of UGC 1449 (PGC 7417, VV 122b and others) the irregular spiral above the even more irregular MCG+00-06-010 (PGC 7415, VV 122a and others). Part of Arp’s ‘Elliptical and Elliptical-like Galaxies: close to and perturbing spirals’ class, these appear to be located approximately 236 million light-years away in Pisces.

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

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

Imaged December 6th, 23rd, 28th and 29th, 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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