||13h20m - 27°26'
||The dust lane that runs
across this fine galaxy is warped and broadened, most probably because of
the tidal effects caused by the interaction with the fainter neighbouring
galaxy IC 879, which itself is being distorted into an S-shape. A "bridge"
linking the two galaxies can be detected here. This cosmic pair lies
about 80 million light years away towards the tail of Hydra and about 4°
NW of M 83.
||LRGB 180:60:60:60 min @ -18°C,
RGB binned 2x2, all exposures 20 min
||SBIG ST-10XE selfguided + CFW8
with Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB filter set.
||RCOS 14.5" Ritchey-Chrétien
||MaxIm DL/CCD, DeBloomer, Sigma Pre Beta 11,
|Location - Date - Time
||San Esteban (Chile) - 19Apr04 @ 06:00
||Transparency 7, Seeing 6-7, Temperature