NGC 4038

NGC 4038
The Antennae Galaxies, also known as NGC 4038/NGC 4039, are a pair of interacting galaxies in the constellation Corvus. They are currently going through a starburst phase, in which the collision of clouds of gas and dust, with entangled magnetic fields, causes rapid star formation. They were discovered by William Herschel in 1785.

L 3 x 240s
R 3 x 240s
G 3 x 240s
B 3 x 240s
Author
bill wood
Telescope
CHI-1 Planewave CDK24
Camera
FLI ProLine PL9000
Location
El Sauce Observatory, Chile
Date of observation
20 April 2020
Filters
Astrodon LRGB 2GEN
Processing
Astro Pixel Processor and LightRoom
Submitted on Wed, 04/22/2020 - 13:58