NGC 2280

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Object data of NGC2280

Object type: Galaxy (Sc)
Size: 6.6' x 3.2'
Magnitude: 11.2 mag
Constellation: CMa
Distance: 75 Mio Ly
Notes: NGC 2280 is a large spiral galaxy that lies about 75 million light-years away towards the constellation of Canis Major. This galaxy, that is thought to be similar in shape and size to our own Milky Way galaxy, is the dominant member of the NGC 2280 Group of galaxies.

Exposure data

Date: 2014-02-23 + 2014-02-24 + 2014-02-25
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 33x6min / R 11x6min / G 11x6min / B 11x6min
Exposure time total: 6h 36min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Wolfgang Leitner and Herbert Walter)

Image processing by Bernhard Hubl