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Observation by Peter Goodhew FRAS: Arp 188

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Peter Goodhew FRAS

Observer

Peter Goodhew FRAS

Observed

2021 May 10 - 17:26

Uploaded

2021 May 11 - 17:31

Objects

Arp 188

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Constellation

Draco

Field centre

RA: 16h06m
Dec: +55°25'
Position angle: +179°01'

Field size

0°08' × 0°05'

Equipment
  • APM TMB LZOS 152 Refractors
  • QSI6120 CCD Cameras
  • 10Micron GM2000 HPS mount
Exposure

A total of 13.2 hours image capture (LRGB)

Location

Fregenal de la Sierra, Spain

Target name

Arp 188

Title

Arp 188

About this image


Arp 188 is a disrupted barred spiral galaxy located 420 million light-years from Earth in the constellation of Draco. Its most dramatic feature is a massive trail of stars about 280,000 light-years long; the size of the galaxy has been attributed to a merger with a smaller galaxy that is believed to have occurred about 100 million years ago.
Image captured on my dual rig in Spain.

More details are available on my website at: https://www.imagingdeepspace.com/arp-188.html

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