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Interacting Galaxies in Volans


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About this observation
Damian Peach
Time of observation
07/11/2015 - 00:00
NGC 2442
Observing location
Siding Spring, Australia
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This image, taken over several nights, is of the NGC 2442/3 galaxy group in Volans - a southern skies constellation.

NGC 2442/3 is the distorted barred spiral at left (also more commonly known at the Meat hook galaxy).  It actually has two NGC numbers despite being a single galaxy.

To the right is 13th magnitude spiral galaxy PGC 21457.  Both galaxies are around 50 million ly away from us.

Damian captured this image using a remotely operated Planewave 27"CDK with FLI CCD camera.  It is an LRGB of 120/10/10/10minutes.
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