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#1 Jim Thommes

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 07:07 PM

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Here is an image of the galaxy NGC 4449 region including galaxy NGC 4460. I composed the image to include a significant region north of NGC 4449 which has some other galaxies of interest. The field turned out to be a little more interesting than I originally thought.  There are several Quasars - I annotated eight of the visible ones. Just to the lower left of NGC 4449, there is a low surface brightness galaxy only recently cataloged. The "oblong" star in the upper center is really a visual double (10" sep). The "galaxy" in the center (UGC 7593) is really a pair of spiral galaxies.

 

NGC 4449 is an irregular galaxy (IBm) with a bar at distance of 13.1 million light years. NGC 4460 is an edge on spiral about twice the span of NGC 4460 due to its 2x distance of 25 million light years. UGC 7817 is about 3x the span of NGC 4449 due to its even more distant 255 million light years.

 

Image and details can be accessed at the link below (or by clicking on the thumbnail crop of NGC 4449); full size image can be accessed from the image webpage. The annotated image link is provided below, but that can also be accessed from the image webpage.

 

 

NGC4449_MN152_PI1_PS1_Crp_small.jpg

NGC 4449 and NGC 4460

 

 

Annotated Image:
NGC 4449 and NGC 4460 Annotated

 

Scope: Explore Scientific MN152 at f/4.8
Camera: Atik 383L (Astronomik Gen 2 LRGB Filters)
Location: DAA Observatory, Shelter Valley, CA

 


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#2 sunnyday

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 07:16 PM

great photo, there are several things to see.
I did not know this region.
thank you and well done.



#3 schmeah

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 07:18 PM

One of my favorite galaxies. And a great field. Thanks for sharing this excellent image Jim!

 

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 08:12 PM

Nice image and information Jim! Thanks for sharing!



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Posted 03 June 2020 - 01:46 PM

very nice galaxy field, Jim, I like it! waytogo.gif

 

cheers

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#6 Jim Thommes

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Posted 03 June 2020 - 07:43 PM

Hey, sunnyday, Derek, Mike, Andreas,

 

Thanks for the comments. They are much appreciated.



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Posted 03 June 2020 - 08:02 PM

Wow!

 

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