NGC4567 Siamese Twins

NGC4567  Siamese Twins LRGB


  NGC4567 and NGC567 are 2 galaxy’s slowly colliding with each other. These are in the constellation Virgo at about 60 million light years away. These galaxy’s are in the early stages of merging together and are gravitationaly  interacting with each other, they are part of the Virgo galaxy cluster. The full size image below shows just how small this objects are in relation to the chip size of the Apogee U16 camera on the Planewave 17in scope, where as the full moon would almost fill the entire chip.





NGC4567 20min Luminance Subframes 36 x  = 720 min combined image


NGC4567 20min Red Subframes 6 x  = 120 min combined image


NGC4567 20min Green Subframes 6 x  = 120 min combined image


NGC4567 20min Blue Subframes 6 x  = 120 min combined image



Scope              Planewave 17in

Camera           Apogee U16

Mount               Paramount ME

Filters               Astrodon  LRGB    

Exposures       RGB  2Hrs each     L 12Hrs        LRGB 20min subs   Total time  18hrs

Location           Sierra Nevada Mountains CA.  Heavens Mirror Observatory  SRO       2014-2016



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