[M98c] 103501.3-271704

[M98c] 103501.3-271704

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This image is centered around NGC 3312, the largest galaxy in this congregation of galaxies located in the southern constellation Hydra. Notably, NGC 3312 exhibits contorted spiral structure probably caused by a massive central black hole. Below it lays NGC 3314 an emission line galaxy that looks similar to M82. Most curios though is a ring shaped galaxy named [M98c] 103501.3-271704 to the left of NGC 3312. I could not find any information about this galaxy other than its name.


I wanted to acquire more date to deepen and color this image but the weather has not been cooperative and does not appear that it will be any time soon.

Coordinates       :

10h 38' 05

Date Imaged       :

March 29, 2014

Lens       :

N16 f/5.2

Camera       :

QSI 683

Exposure       :

30 minutes

Filter       :

L: 6x5 minutes

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio