Thursday, November 07, 2013

NGC4038 NGC4039 Interacting Galaxies in Corvus

Image 1: The "Antennae Galaxies" in the Corvus constellation

The low altitude of these galaxies in the horizon and the light pollution of my location made the photo processing of the raw photos a real challenge. I could find the objects only by Goto-telescope-control. Due to the light pollution both the galaxies and even the nearby stars were invisible(!) through the eyepiece on the 5 inches telescope. A high resolution photo is available here.
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