NGC 1808 in Columba


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Date Taken:
Keller
NGC 1808
Galaxy
CTIO, Chile
06-17-2015
Description

A starburst galaxy in Columba, NGC 1808, is about 40 million light-years distant. Starburst activity, as well as the warping of the outer spiral arms, has been credited to tidal interaction with nearby galaxy NGC 1792.

The data from NGC 1808, originally displayed in 2011, was recently reprocessed in a collaboration between Warren Keller and Steve Mazlin.

Technical Details
Exposure Time:
6 hrs L, 4 hrs R, 2.5 hrs G, 4 hrs B, & 3.5 hrs Ha
Camera:
Apogee U9
Telescope:
RCOS Carbon Truss 16 inch f/11.3 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount:
Planewave 200HR
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