Tuesday, February 27, 2018

NGC 4038 and 4039 again (Halifax)

I asked BGO on Feb 7 to re-image the Antenna Galaxies. Not sure if this result improves on things.

NGC 4038 and 4039 in luminance

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

The first attempt on 22 Dec '17 showed good signal-to-noise but had a satellite in the luminance data. The most recent try on 27 Jan was soft. This is somewhere in between. The tails on the two interacting galaxies is not apparent in this image, probably because of the bright Moon.

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