Arp 141

Posted by dcrowson
on Monday, January 31, 2022
Arp 141 (UGC 3730, VV 123 and others) is the result of the merger of spiral and elliptical galaxies. Part of Arp’s, ‘E and E-Like Galaxies – Material Emanating from E Galaxies,’ these are located approximately 130 million light-years away in Camelopardalis. A 1959 paper, where these are designated as NGC 2444 and 2445, can be found here -

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

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

Imaged January 30th, 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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