Antennae Galaxies

Antennae Galaxies
The Antennae Galaxies are a pair of colliding galaxies located in Corvus constellation. The interacting spiral galaxies have the designations NGC 4038 and NGC 4039.

The galaxy collision resembles an insect’s antennae, which is how the pair got the name. The “antennae” are formed by two long tails of stars, dust and gas expelled from the galaxies as a result of their interaction.

Exposure time 55:25:25:25min with L:R:G:B filters.
(subs: 5 min. with LRGB, 3 extra 10 min. subs with L)
Author
Scheers Jan
Telescope
CHI-1 (Planewave CDK24, f/6.5)
Camera
FLI PL9000
Location
El Sauce Observatory, Chile
Date of observation
22-23 March 2020
Filters
LRGB
Processing
AstroPixelProcessor, Photoshop CC (incl. AstroPanel 4.1 & Astronomy Tools plug-ins), Topaz Denoise
Credits
Astrophotography Group "Volkssterrenwacht A Pien", Ghent (Belgium)
Submitted on Fri, 05/01/2020 - 10:42