Interacting Galaxy Pair in Aries

Interacting Galaxy Pair in Aries

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NGC680 and NGC678 is a not too often imaged galaxy pair in Aries. Faint shells surround the core of elliptical galaxy NGC680. The distortion is a result of its gravitational interaction with NGC678, an edge on galaxy with a prominent dust lane.   



Coordinates       :

01h 50' +22d 04'

Date Imaged       :

November 19, 2012

Lens       :

N16 f/5.2 with Paracorr

Camera       :

ST10XME

Exposure       :

5.5 hours

Filter       :

Astrodon LRGB

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio