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NGC 660


Dan Crowson
 

NGC 660 (UGC 1201, PGC 6318, VV 979 and others) is a polar-ring galaxy located approximately 44.2 million light-years away in Pisces. This is likely the result of two galaxies that merged a billion or more years ago.

 

Asteroid 56157 1999 CG135 is the line to the right of the galaxy.

 

Asteroid 158240 2001 TD3 (much fainter) is the line above and to the right of 56157 that points at it.

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

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

 

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

 

Imaged December 6th and 7th, 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/50711079953/sizes/l/

 

Dan

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Dardenne Prairie MO               http://www.crowson.com

 


MJ Post
 

Very nice, Dan, especially with the asteroids' presence.
 
MJ

On 12/12/2020 4:13 PM Dan Crowson <dcrowson@...> wrote:
 
 

NGC 660 (UGC 1201, PGC 6318, VV 979 and others) is a polar-ring galaxy located approximately 44.2 million light-years away in Pisces. This is likely the result of two galaxies that merged a billion or more years ago.

 

Asteroid 56157 1999 CG135 is the line to the right of the galaxy.

 

Asteroid 158240 2001 TD3 (much fainter) is the line above and to the right of 56157 that points at it.

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

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

 

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

 

Imaged December 6th and 7th, 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/50711079953/sizes/l/

 

Dan

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Dardenne Prairie MO               http://www.crowson.com

 


Bernard Miller
 

Beautiful Dan. The cross makes it very appropriate for this time of year.

 

Bernard

 

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io On Behalf Of Dan Crowson
Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2020 4:14 PM
To: 'Dan Crowson' <dcrowson@...>
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] NGC 660

 

NGC 660 (UGC 1201, PGC 6318, VV 979 and others) is a polar-ring galaxy located approximately 44.2 million light-years away in Pisces. This is likely the result of two galaxies that merged a billion or more years ago.

 

Asteroid 56157 1999 CG135 is the line to the right of the galaxy.

 

Asteroid 158240 2001 TD3 (much fainter) is the line above and to the right of 56157 that points at it.

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

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

 

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

 

Imaged December 6th and 7th, 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/50711079953/sizes/l/

 

Dan

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Dardenne Prairie MO               http://www.crowson.com

 




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Gregg Ruppel
 

Excellent...perfect size for your FOV.  Thanks for sharing.

Gregg

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On Dec 12, 2020, at 4:13 PM, Dan Crowson <dcrowson@...> wrote:



NGC 660 (UGC 1201, PGC 6318, VV 979 and others) is a polar-ring galaxy located approximately 44.2 million light-years away in Pisces. This is likely the result of two galaxies that merged a billion or more years ago.

 

Asteroid 56157 1999 CG135 is the line to the right of the galaxy.

 

Asteroid 158240 2001 TD3 (much fainter) is the line above and to the right of 56157 that points at it.

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

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

 

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

 

Imaged December 6th and 7th, 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/50711079953/sizes/l/

 

Dan

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