Astrodvorek Kamenne Zehrovice

NGC4298 and NGC4302



This is a nice pair of interacting galaxies located about 55 million light-years away in the constellation Coma Berenices as a part of the Virgo galaxy cluster (roughly between M99 and M100). NGC 4302 is an edge-on spiral (Seyfert) galaxy and NGC 4298 is a flocculent spiral galaxy. In the field an extremely distant quasar with redshift z=4.27 was even captured (marked by an arrow under the upper right corner of the picture), it's light was travelling to us some 12.2 billion light-years.



Optics:       NoName Newton 192/800
                   + GPU c.c.

amera:    Atik One 6
Filters:        LRGB Baader

Mount:      SW AZEQ-5
Guider:       Lacerta MGEN, 50 mm finder

Exposure:  41x5 min. (L)
                      14x4 min. (R, G, B each), bin 2x2

Software: PixInsight, Photoshop
23.-24. 3. 2022