NGC 1808

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Object data of NGC1808

Object type: Galaxy (SBa)
Size: 6.3' x 4.3'
Magnitude: 10.8 mag
Constellation: Col
Distance: 40 Mio Ly
Notes: NGC 1808 is a barred spiral galaxy, located about 40 million light-years away in the southern constellation Columba. NGC 1808 is distinguished by a peculiar and complex nucleus, an unusually warped disk, and strange flows of hydrogen gas out from the central regions. The galaxy’s center is the hotbed of vigorous star formation.

Exposure data

Date: 2014-02-21 + 2014-02-22
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: TEC RC 20" f/9 without corrector (f=4492mm)
Camera: FLI PL16803 with Astrodon filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1600GTO
Exposure time: L 25x8min / R 7x8min / G 7x8min / B 7x8min
Exposure time total: 6h 08min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Wolfgang Leitner and Herbert Walter)

Image processing by Bernhard Hubl