The Details
Object
NGC 4302 & 4298 in Coma Berenices
Optics
12.5" RCOS Ritchey-Chretien
Platform
Astro-Physics 1200 GTO
Camera
SBIG ST-10XME
Filters
Tru-Balance LRGB filter set
Date
04 June 2005
Location
Laguna Mountains, Eastern San Diego County, CA
Exposure

L 9 x 600 sec 1x1 bin, RGB 4ea x 300 sec 2x2 bin

Software
Maxim DL/CCD, Registar, Photoshop, Neat Image 4.4 Pro+
Orientation
Field of View: 14’30" x 12’27" centered on RA 12h21m38s
DEC +14°36’11” (2000.0) . North angle 39.52 °; east 90° CCW from north
Notes

NGC 4302 (left) and NGC 4298 (right) are a pairing of spiral galaxies located about 60 million light years away. NGC 4302 is about 97,000 light years across while its companion, NGC 4298 spans about 56,000 light years across its major axis. A number of fainter and smaller background galaxies can be seen in this image.

This image was the result of a collaborative effort between Dave Jurasevich and David Held , sharing data acquisition and processing tasks.

 

 

 

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