NGC 3504 + 3512

Dan Crowson
 

NGC 3504 (UGC 6118, PGC 33371 and others) is the nice barred spiral at the bottom right. This galaxy is located approximately 85 million light-years away in Leo Minor.

 

NGC 3512 (UGC 6128, PGC 33432 and others) is the delicate spiral at the left located approximately 79 million-light years away.

 

I caught Asteroid 8360 1990 FD1 on a couple of nights. You can see a trail in color above and in monochrome below NGC 3504.

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

 

Imaged April 10th, 12th and 15th, 2020 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.

 

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/49786240852/sizes/l/

 

Dan

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Dan Crowson                          dcrowson@...
Dardenne Prairie MO               http://www.crowson.com

 

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