The Details
Object
NGC 1808 in Columba
Optics
Astro-Physics 12" Mak-Cass f/8
Platform
Astro-Physics 1600 Mount with absolute encoders
Camera
FLI 16803 Proline CCD
Filters
Tru-Balance LRGB Filters - Gen 2
Date
Various dates in February 2015
Location
Las Campanas Observatory, Chile
Exposure
L 30 x 1200 sec 1x1 bin; RGB 13 each x 1200 sec, 1x1 bin
Software
ACP, Maxim DL/CCD, CCDStack 2, Photoshop CS5
Orientation
Field of View: 36' x 36' centered on RA 05h07m42.9s
DEC -37°31’00” (2000.0). North angle 179.6 °; east 90° CCW from north
Notes
NGC 1097is a starburst galaxy with vigorous stellar formation occurring in the galactic center. The warped outer arms and active star formation found in this galaxy hint at a possible tidal interaction with its close neighbor NGC 1792.

Total exposure time was 23 hours. This image is the result of a collaborative effort between Howard Hedlund of Astro-Physics, Inc. and Dave Jurasevich.

 

 

 

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