ASTRO IMAGES By Doug Wheeland

 

   NGC 4485/4490 - Galaxies in Canes Venatici

NGC 4485/4490                     EQUIPMENT
Telescope ----  12.5" RCOS RC at 114" FL
Mount --------  Astro-Physics AP1200
Camera -------  SBIG ST8E/CFW8
Guided -------  SBIG AO7

             IMAGE INFORMATION
17 May. 2003
100 min. Total
10 & 20 min. Sub-Exposures
LRGB Filtered
Acquired Using MaxIm CCD

                      PROCESSING
Data Reduction Using MaxIm DL
Finished Using Adobe Photo Shop

                        LOCATION
Star Ranch Road Observatory
South Western Colorado Springs
Elevation 6500 Feet

 

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These two spiral galaxies have had a close encounter.  They are now moving away from the other but both have been greatly disturbed.  They are between 40 and 50 million light years distant.

All Images Copyright Douglas R. Wheeland (c)2003

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