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Arp 116


Dan Crowson
 

Arp 116 consists of M60 (NGC 4649, UGC 7898, VV 206a and others), a large elliptical and NGC 4647 (UGC 7896, VV 206b and others), a face-on spiral. While these appear to be close, M60 is approximately 56 million light-years away and NGC 4647 is approximately 53 million. The galaxies at the bottom right are NGC 4637 and 4638 (left to right).

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

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

 

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

 

Imaged May 3rd, 4th and 8th, 2016 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/32952208054/sizes/l

 

Dan

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

 


Bernard Miller
 

Dan,

 

Very unusual cluster. Nice image.

 

Bernard

 

 

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To: 'Dan Crowson'
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Arp 116

 

 

Arp 116 consists of M60 (NGC 4649, UGC 7898, VV 206a and others), a large elliptical and NGC 4647 (UGC 7896, VV 206b and others), a face-on spiral. While these appear to be close, M60 is approximately 56 million light-years away and NGC 4647 is approximately 53 million. The galaxies at the bottom right are NGC 4637 and 4638 (left to right).

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

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

 

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

 

Imaged May 3rd, 4th and 8th, 2016 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/32952208054/sizes/l

 

Dan

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