Antennae Galaxy, NGC 4038
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Antennae Galaxies, NGC 4038 & 39, two interacting galaxies in the constellation Corvus
Distance: 45 million light years.
Camera: SBIG ST-2000XM
Telescope: Astrophysics Starfire 140 EDT F7.5
Mount: Astro-Physics Mach1 GTO with Advanced Telescope Systems portable pier
Images: 55 sub images @ 10 minutes each of 13 clear, 13 red, 13 green, and 16 blue for a total
exposure time of 9 hours & 10 minutes.
Date: May 2009
Software: Camera, mount, and guider control - CCD Commander & MaximDL, calibration and stacking - CCDStack, further processing in Photoshop CS4.