NGC 4567 and NGC 4568 – Siamese Twins | Master Darks

NGC 4567 and NGC 4568 - Siamese Twins

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NGC 4567 and NGC 4568 are a pair of unbarred spiral galaxies in the constellation Virgo, approximately 60 million light years from Earth. They are named "Siamese Twins" because they appear to be connected.

These galaxies are in the earliest stages of colliding and merging with each other, with star formation most active in the area of overlap.

Data collected at the Dark Sky Observatory Collaborative (DSOC) in Ft. Davis, TX using SC Observatory's remote Planewave CDK 17" f/6.8 scope, in collaboration with:

John Kasianowicz, Josh Balsam, Mike Selby, Dhaval Brahmbhatt, Scott Johnson, Mike Bushell, Rich Johnson

Image processing: Andy Chatman and Mike Selby

Object details

Galaxy in Virgo

Right Ascension: 12h 36m 34.3s

Declination: +11° 14′ 17″

Magnitude: 10.9

Moon Age Average: 9.74 days

Moon Phase Average: 32.55 %

Imaging Setup

Location:

Fort Davis, Texas, USA

Date:
Feb 9, 2018, Feb 12, 2018, Feb 13, 2018, Feb 21, 2018, Feb 22, 2018, Feb 23, 2018, Feb 24, 2018, Feb 25, 2018, Feb 26, 2018, Mar 19, 2018, Mar 20, 2018, Mar 21, 2018, Mar 22, 2018, Mar 23, 2018 and Mar 24, 2018
Telescope:
Planewave CDK 17
Focal Length:
2924 mm
F-Ratio:
F/6.8
Mount:
Astrophysics 1100GTO
Camera:
FLI PL 16803
Image Scale:
0.63 arcseconds/pixel
Imaging Software:

ACP

Processing Software:

Adobe Photoshop

PixInsight 1.8


Exposure Detail

Filter Filter Brand Bin Qty Exposure
L Astrodon 1x 37 1200
R Astrodon 1x 28 1200
G Astrodon 1x 29 1200
B Astrodon 1x 26 1200


Total Exposure Time

40 hours, 0 minutes

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