NGC 2859

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Object data

Object type: ring galaxy (SB0-a)
Size: 4'
Magnitude: 11.8 mag
Constellation: LMi
Distance: 77 MLy

Three ring galaxies are visible:

NGC2859 (main object)

UGC5011 (very faint ring)

PGC26749 (no ring visible)

Exposure data

Date: 2006-04-19+20
Location: Schlierbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: TeleVue NP101 (4" Apo f=540mm)
Camera: ST2000XM with CFW8 and SBIG Filters
  Binning: L 1x1  /   RGB 2x2
  Exposure time: L 22x12m / R 6x12m / G 6x6m / B 6x6m
Exposure time total: L 4h 24min    /   RGB 2h 24min

Luminance was captured in a night with average transparency.


Below you find a 200% zoom  of NGC2859. Very faint background galaxies are visible on the south side of the ring.




Below you find a 200 % zoom on UGC5011 (another ring galaxy). The ring is very very faint.