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NGC 4298 and 4302

NGC 4298 + 4302 

 

 

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 the edge-on spiral (Seyfert) galaxy and NGC 4298 is the flocculent spiral galaxy.
In the field an extremely distant quasar was even captured (see the inset below, just beside the upper right corner of the upper picture). With z=4.27 it's light was travelling some 12.2 billion light-years.

 


 JKZ, 23.-24.3.  2022

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NoName Newton 192/800
+ GPU c.c.
Atik One 6
LRGB Baader.
SW AZEQ-6
50mm guider + Lacerta MGEN
41x5 min. (L)
14x4 min. (R, G, B each), bin 2x2
PixInsight, Photoshop

 

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