Arp 120  -  The Eyes ( NGC 4435  +  NGC 4438 )

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Object identification (1.2MB)

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Object data of NGC4435 / NGC4438

Object type: Galaxy (SB0) / Galaxy (S0a)
Size: 3.0' x 2.2' / 8.5' x 3.0'
Magnitude: 11.8 mag / 10.9 mag
Constellation: Vir
Distance: 52 Mio Ly
Notes: Arp 120, also known as The Eyes, is a pair of interacting galaxies inside the Virgo galaxy cluster, consisting of NGC 4435 and NGC 4438. NGC 4435 is a barred lenticular galaxy. NGC 4438 shows a highly distorted disk, including long tidal tails due to the gravitational interactions with other galaxies in the cluster and its companion.

Exposure data

Date: 2020-04-20 until 2020-04-26 (6 nights)
Location: Nussbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: 12" Newtonian telescope (f=1120mm)
Camera: QSI 660wsg-8 with Astrodon filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: ASA DDM85
Exposure time: L 68x8min / R 22x8min / G 22x8min / B 22x8min
Exposure time total: 17h 52min