Observation by Mr Ian David Sharp: NGC 4725 and NGC 4747 in Coma Berenices

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Mr Ian David Sharp


Mr Ian David Sharp


2022 Jun 01 - 13:37


2022 Jun 01 - 13:36



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Coma Berenices

Field centre

RA: 12h50m
Dec: +25°36'
Position angle: +88°34'

Field size

1°02' × 0°48'

  • StellaMira 104mm ED2 Triplet f/6.25 APO Refractor
  • Starlight XPress TRIUS PRO 694 mono CCD camera
  • 10Micron GM 1000 HPS mount
  • Starlight Xpress 7 position 1.25" filter wheel
  • Optolong LRGB, Ha, OIII, SII filters
  • Starlight XPress OAG
  • Starlight Xpress LoadStar V2 guide camera

L = 80 x 300s; R, G and B all 40 x 300s all binned 1x1


PixelSkies, Castilléjar in the province of Granada, Andalucia

Target name

NGC 4725 and NGC 4747


NGC 4725 and NGC 4747 in Coma Berenices

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Equipment details are here: http://www.astro-sharp.com/2021/10/23/my-new-remote-setup-in-spain

Here's an interesting trio of galaxies in the constellation Coma Berenices. The large spiral is called NGC 4725 and the gravitational interaction between it and NGC 4747 (above right) has caused those tidal tails to be pulled out. The smaller galaxy below is NGC 4712. There are other galaxies in the shot too.


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