NGC 2442

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DSLR wide-field image

Object data of NGC2442

Object type: Galaxy (SBbc)
Size: 6' x 5'
Magnitude: 11.2 mag
Constellation: Vol
Distance: 50 Mio Ly
Notes: NGC 2442 is an intermediate spiral galaxy about 50 million light-years away in the constellation Volans. The galaxy’s distorted shape is most likely the result of a close encounter with a smaller, unseen galaxy.

Exposure data

Date: 2014-03-05 + 06
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: RCOS 14.5" f/9
Camera: FLI PL16070 with Astrodon filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Exposure time: L 25x8min / R 9x8min / G 9x8min / B 9x8min
Exposure time total: 6h56min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Wolfgang Leitner, Herbert Walter, Christoph Kaltseis, Bernhard Hubl)

Image processing by Wolfgang Leitner