Galaxy Pair NGC2992 and NGC2993

Galaxy Pair NGC2992 and NGC2993

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Seyfert galaxy NGC 2992 and emission-line galaxy NGC 2993 is a delicate pair of galaxies in the process of merging. A distinct bridge of migrating galactic material links the two in an intriguing cosmic dance. The two can easily be found close to the naked eye 4th magnitude star 39-Upsilon 1 Hydrae in the constellation Hydra.


I started to collect data for this image two months ago but have not been able to add color due to either interfering moonlight or persistent clouds.

Date Imaged       :

February 15, 2013

Lens       :

N16 f/5.2 with TeleVue Paracorr

Camera       :


Exposure       :

3.8 hours

Filter       :

L 46 x 5 minutes

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio