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#1 dcrowson


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Posted 25 November 2017 - 06:32 PM

Arp 98 consists of UGC 1095 (PGC 5715, VV301? and others), the distorted spiral at the center of this image and MCG+05-04-066 (PGC 5714, VV 301a and others), the elliptical to the right (west). These are in Arps’s Spiral galaxy with companion on arms – Elliptical galaxy companions class. Both galaxies are located approximately 550 million light-years away in Triangulum.

Luminance – 26x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

380 minutes total exposure – 6 hours 20 minutes

Imaged November 22nd, 23rd and 24th, 2017 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.c...9496561/sizes/l