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

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Peter Goodhew FRAS


Peter Goodhew FRAS


2021 May 16 - 12:08


2021 May 16 - 12:13


Arp 120

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Field centre

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

Field size

0°18' × 0°12'

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

9.3 hours total integration LRGB


Fregenal de la Sierra, Spain

Target name

Arp 120


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.

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