A Galaxy Pair in Coma Berenices

A Galaxy Pair in Coma Berenices

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NGC 4302 and NGC 4298 are a beautiful pair of spiral galaxies in Coma Berenices. Though they seem close to each other they do not appear to be gravitationally interacting. Quite likely, one is just nearly in the foreground of the other.



Coordinates       :

12h 22' +14d 32'

Date Imaged       :

April 25, 2011

Lens       :

N16 f/4.5

Camera       :

ST10xme

Exposure       :

11.6 hours

Filter       :

Astrodon LRGB 400,90,90,120 minutes

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio