NGC 2444/2445  -  wide field

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Object identification (2.6MB)

Image with 12" Newtonian (f=1120mm)

Object data of NGC2444 / NGC2445

Object type: Galaxy (S0) / Galaxy (Irr)
Size: 1.2' x 0.8' / 1.4' x 1.1'
Magnitude: 13.9 mag / 13.9 mag
Constellation: Lyn
Distance: 185 Mio Ly
Notes: The interacting galaxy pair NGC 2444 / NGC 2445 in the constellation Lynx is listed in Arp's Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies as number 143. NGC 2445 was referred to as "the blue nest" by Vorontsov-Velaminov (1959). It has a highly disturbed aspect with many optical knots surrounding the nucleus. The knots are very blue and associated with HII regions and are probably young star clusters.

Exposure data

Date: 2018-03-14 until 2018-04-19 (6 nights)
Location: Nussbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106ED (4" Apo f=530mm)
Camera: Canon EOS6D (ISO400)
Mount: ASA DDM85
Exposure time: 68x6min
Exposure time total: 6h48min