Re: UGC 12073
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Great image Dan. It reminds me a little of Stephan’s Quintet.
From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io On Behalf Of Dan Crowson
Sent: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 3:31 PM
To: 'Dan Crowson' <dcrowson@...>
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] UGC 12073
UGC 12073 (PGC 69101 and others) is the barred spiral at the center of this image. The galaxy is located approximately (https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/0004-6256/152/2/50/pdf) 225 million light-years away in Lacerta.
UGC 12075 (PGC 69110 and others) is the odd, Arp-like spiral to the left (east) of UGC 12073.
MCG+06-49-034 (PGC 69117 and others) is the even odder galaxy left of UGC 12075.
Luminance – 27x600s – 270 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 12x300s – 60 minutes each – binned 2x2
450 minutes total exposure – 7 hours 30 minutes
Imaged over six nights in June, August and September, 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.