Wednesday, April 19, 2017

received NGC 3432 data (Halifax)

w00t! The Burke-Gaffney Observatory fired up and started imaging. I was happy to see it image another RASC Finest NGC for me. This time, the interesting edge-on galaxy NGC 3432 (aka Arp 206) in Leo Minor. It looks bent!

RASC Finest galaxy NGC 3432 in luminance

Luminance only, 60 seconds subexposures, 10 stacked shots. FITS Liberator, Paint.NET. North is up; east is left.

LEDA 2083781 is visible to the west of NGC 3432. It is a very bright but compact ball near the star J105145.0+363633.

The soft diffuse glow off the south-west edge of the big galaxy is MCG 6-24-27. Is this the culprit? It this small galaxy disturbing the big one?

LEDA 2081645, a faint oval smudge, is just north of J105154.4+362902.

There seem to be many more galaxies south-west of the 3432 but they are not identified by SkyTools 3 Pro. To the south and south-east too!

I see LEDA 2081544 above and right of J105245.4+362846.


Wikipedia link: NGC 3432.

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