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25-JUL-2017 Press F11 for a Full Screen view

NGC 6935 & NGC 6937 in Indus

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Each over 200 Million light years away, these two galaxies in Indus appear quite small and each
galaxy is only 2 arc min in size. With a prominent blue ring of star formation, the tight spiral
NGC 6935 is the closest of the two at 209 Million Light years, while the open and predominantly
blue spiral NGC 6937, is 220 million light years away.

Orion Optics AG12 F3.8
Starlightxpress SXVR-H694, SX USB CFW, SX OAG unit
FLI Atlas Focuser
LRGB = 10hrs 2hrs 2hrs 2hrs = 16hrs total exposure (bin 1X1)
New Deep-Sky RGB Astronomik filters
-20C chip temp, flats used but no dark frames.
Focal length 1120mm
Image scale 0.84"/pix
Guide Camera: Starlightxpress Lodestar

Collected over three nights 20, 21 and 23 July 2017, no moon, seeing was good when collecting Lum

Equipment setup:

Some links to equipment used to take this image:

StarlightXpress CCD Cameras and imaging equipment

Finger Lakes Instrumentation CCD cameras:

Astro Shop (Aus)

Astro-Elecronic FS2 scope GOTO controller:

Gerd Neumann and Astronomik filters:

MSB Software & Astroart 5

Catseye Collimation

STAR Atlas:PRO planetarium software:

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Sakib 24-Jul-2017 23:39
Isn't it nice when people go after different targets? :-)
Love it, looks great as always. NGC 6935 looks like it has outer shells maybe from a merger between two galaxies? Hope you get some interesting LMC stuff.