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Observation by Peter Goodhew FRAS: Arp 120 - The Eyes Galaxies

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Peter Goodhew FRAS

Observer

Peter Goodhew FRAS

Observed

2021 May 16 - 12:08

Uploaded

2021 May 16 - 12:13

Objects

Arp 120
NGC4435
NGC4438

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Constellation

Virgo

Field centre

RA: 12h27m
Dec: +13°02'
Position angle: -0°45'

Field size

0°18' × 0°12'

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

9.3 hours total integration LRGB

Location

Fregenal de la Sierra, Spain

Target name

Arp 120

Title

Arp 120 - The Eyes Galaxies

About this image

Arp 120 - The Eyes Galaxies - a pair of galaxies known as NGC 4435 and NGC 4438 about 52 million light-years away in the constellation of Virgo. They were discovered on 8 April 1784 by William Herschel. In the 2014 film Interstellar, NGC 4438 can be seen in Murphy Cooper's notepad during the film's climactic sequence.
Image captured on my remote dual rig at Fregenal de la Sierra in Spain between 12-16 May 2021.

More details are available on my website at: https://www.imagingdeepspace.com/arp-120.html

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