NGC 660

NGC660  Polar Ring Galaxy

NGC 660 Polar ring Galaxy is approximately 20 million light years away in the constellation Pisces. A Polar Ring Galaxy  is a type of galaxy in which an outer ring of gas and stars rotates over the poles of the galaxy. A rare galaxy, these galaxies have a substantial population of stars, gas, and dust orbiting in rings, perpendicular to the plane of the galactic disk.  This may have been caused by capturing material from a passing galaxy.

Crop of galaxy


NGC660  10min Luminance Subframes x 40 = 400min combined image



NGC660  10min Red Subframes x 13 = 130min combined image



NGC660  10min Blue Subframes x 22 = 220min combined image


NGC660  10min Green Subframes x 12 = 120min combined image



Scope              Planewave 17in

Camera           Apogee U16

Mount               Paramount ME

Filters               Astrodon  LRGB     

Exposures       R 2.1Hrs  G 2Hrs  B 3.6Hrs   L 6.6Hrs     LRGB 10min subs

Location           Sierra Nevada Mountains CA.  Heavens Mirror Observatory  SRO       2011


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