ASTRO IMAGES By Doug Wheeland


   NGC 6962 - Galaxy in Aquarius

NGC 6962                     EQUIPMENT
Telescope ----  12.5" RCOS RC at 114" FL
Mount --------  Astro-Physics AP1200
Camera -------  SBIG ST8E/CFW8
Guided -------  SBIG AO7

26 Sep. 2005
120 min. Total
30 min. Sub-Exposures
Acquired Using MaxIm CCD

Data Reduction Using MaxIm DL
Finished Using Adobe Photo Shop

Star Ranch Road Observatory
South Western Colorado Springs
Elevation 6500 Feet


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This galaxy is type SAB perhaps 184 million light years distant.  It is a difficult target with an inner bar and faint arms.  It is the largest of a group, of which several show in this image.   At the edge of the top arm there appears to be a faint edge on galaxy that I do not find an ID for.

All Images Copyright Douglas R. Wheeland (c)2005

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