"Siamese Twins"

Interacting Galaxies NGC4567 and NGC4568 in Virgo

(RA 12h 36.53m , Dec. +11 15', 11 mag., 3 x 2 arcmin. each)

This is a pair of closely interacting spiral galaxies - though, unlike NGC4038/NGC4039 pair, they do not seem distorted. Siamese Twins are located 38' SSW of M58 (see Virgo Cluster Map and the detailed chart below).

The above image was taken on April 28, 2001 from Harrowsmith, Ontario. Cookbook 245 LDC camera was used on Celestron Ultima 8 SCT with f6.3 focal reducer and the telescope was autoguided with Cookbook 211 LDC camera on a piggybacked 500mm f8 telephoto lens. Five white integrations (240 sec. each) were processed with AIP4WIN.

North is to the right.

Map created in Guide 7.0 - 2 x 3. North is up.

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