NGC 2442  -  Wide Field

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Object identification (1.2MB)

Image with RC 14.5"

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: 2014-03-06
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: Astro-Physics 105 EDFS Traveler f/6
Camera: Canon EOS 1100Da (ISO 800)
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Exposure time: 25x7min
Exposure time total: 2h55min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Wolfgang Leitner, Herbert Walter, Christoph Kaltseis, Bernhard Hubl)

Image processing by Bernhard Hubl