NGC 2442 ( The Meathook Galaxy)

NGC 2442 #2 (40)

NGC 2442  ( The Meathook Galaxy)

This barred spiral in Volans is gravitationally distorted by an unseen company.

There are a large number of faint different shaped background galaxies.

Telescope.  16 Inch F4.5 Newtonian.

Camera. S Big ST 4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposures & Time.  15 x 900sec.   Mar 2013.

Location. (Wiruna) Ilford N.S.W.