NGC 678 + 680

Posted by dcrowson
on Saturday, October 1, 2022
NGC 678 (UGC 1280, PGC 6690 and others) is the galaxy with the prominent bar on the right. This one is located approximately 91 million light-years away in Aries.

NGC 680 (UGC 1286, PGC 6719 and others) is the elliptical galaxy located approximately 122 million light-years away.

Luminance – 34x600s – 340 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

460 minutes total exposure – 7 hours 40 minutes

Imaged over five nights in September, 2022 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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