NGC2146 Galaxy

NGC2146 Galaxy


NGC2146NGC 2146 is a barred spiral galaxy type SB(s)ab pec in the constellation Camelopardalis. The galaxy was discovered in 1876 by Friedrich August Theodor Winnecke.  It has a diameter of 80,000 lyr. The galaxy’s most conspicuous feature is the dusty lanes of a spiral arm lying across the core of the galaxy as seen from Earth, the arm having been bent 45 degrees by a close encounter with a smaller galaxy possibly NGC 2146a about 0.8 billion years ago. This close encounter is credited with the relatively high rates of star formation that qualify NGC 2146 as a starburst galaxy. It was host to supernova SN 2005V, a type Ib/c supernova discovered by LIRIS on January 30.  (description from Wikipedia)






Lum 420min

Red 120min

Green 120min

Blue 165min

Ha 180min



Scope               Planewave 17in

Camera            Apogee U16

Mount               Paramount ME

Filters               Astrodon  LRGB   Ha5nm 

Exposures       R 2hrs  G 2hrs  B 3hrs   L 7Hrs    H a3hrs    Ha 20min subs   LRGB 15/20min subs   Total 17hrs

Location           Sierra Nevada Mountains CA.  Heavens Mirror Observatory  SRO       2013

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