NGC2992

NGC2992

Constellation: Hydra
Ra: 9h 45m 42s
Dec: -14d 22m 41s
Image Size: 10' x 10'
North: Up

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Description

This image was taken at SSRO-S's telescope on Cerro Tololo (CTIO), Chile. Off-axis guided using Astrodon MOAG and SBIG ST402.  Astrodon LRGB 1.25" filters in SBIG CFW10. All exposures unbinned.  Darks, biases and sky flats.  Camera set at -20C.   NGC2992, the central extended galaxy and the companion galaxy, NGC2993 (lower) in Hydra have been designated at Arp 245.  These are both ~mag 12.6 galaxies.  The evidence of interaction is clearly present, including an elongated tidal tail extending beyond NGC2993.  The field of view is approx 10 x 10 arcminutes and north is up.  
Exposure: L:R:G:B 60:30:30:30
Telescope: RCOS 16" f/11.3 Observatory Truss
Mount: Software Bisque Paramount ME
Oag: Astrodon MOAG
Acquisition: CCD AutoPilot3
Calibration: CCDStack
Observatory Site: PROMPT 2, Cerro Tololo, Chile
Camera: Apogee U47 backthinned 1k x 1k
Filters: Astrodon Gen 1 LRGB
Guider: SBIG ST-402
Camera Operation: MaximDL4.62
Processing: Photoshop CS2
Image Date: 12/18/2006

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