Arp 216


Dan Crowson
 

Arp 216 consists of NGC 7679 (PGC 71554, UGC 12618, VV 329/a and others) near the center and NGC 7682 (PGC 71566, UGC 12622, VV 329b and others), the barred spiral to the left (east). While considered interacting galaxies, NGC 7679 is located approximately 187 million light-years away but NGC 7682 is at 238 million light-years. Taking a second look, they are much closer if I use the same source. I tend to use the newest one. Found in Arp’s “Galaxies (not classifiable as S or E): Adjacent loops” class, both are found in Pisces.

 

UGC 12628 (PGC 71578 and others) is the spiral at the bottom left. It is located approximately 124 million light-years away.

 

Luminance – 27x600s – 270 minutes – binned 1x1

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

 

390 minutes total exposure – 6 hours 30 minutes

 

Imaged October 30th and 31st and November 1st and 3rd, 2021 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/51679857536/sizes/l/

 

Dan

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

 


Gregg Ruppel
 

I like the composition.  Thanks for sharing it.
Clear skies,

Gregg
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On 11/14/2021 2:58 PM, Dan Crowson wrote:

Arp 216 consists of NGC 7679 (PGC 71554, UGC 12618, VV 329/a and others) near the center and NGC 7682 (PGC 71566, UGC 12622, VV 329b and others), the barred spiral to the left (east). While considered interacting galaxies, NGC 7679 is located approximately 187 million light-years away but NGC 7682 is at 238 million light-years. Taking a second look, they are much closer if I use the same source. I tend to use the newest one. Found in Arp’s “Galaxies (not classifiable as S or E): Adjacent loops” class, both are found in Pisces.

 

UGC 12628 (PGC 71578 and others) is the spiral at the bottom left. It is located approximately 124 million light-years away.

 

Luminance – 27x600s – 270 minutes – binned 1x1

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

 

390 minutes total exposure – 6 hours 30 minutes

 

Imaged October 30th and 31st and November 1st and 3rd, 2021 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/51679857536/sizes/l/

 

Dan

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