Tadpole Galaxy

Tadpole Galaxy

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The Tadpole Galaxy is a distorted (Arp 188) galaxy in Draco about 400 million light years distant. The tidal tail resulting from galactic collision is 280,000 light years long and hosts some bluish regions of new star formation. This fiield is ~35 arcmin square.

Image Date: 05/09/2008
Details: Exposure Time: 7 hrs Total: 2.5 hrs Clear; 1.5 hrs each R,G,B
Camera: Apogee  U9000
Telescope: RC Optical  16" f/8.9 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount: Software Bisque  Paramount ME

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