NGC 2207 & IC 2163

 

NGC 2207 & IC 2163

NGC 2207 and IC 2163 are a pair of colliding spiral galaxies in Canis Major at about 80 MLY distance.  The smaller galaxy (IC 2163) is passing behind the larger galaxy as evident by the dust lane superimposed on the smaller galaxy from the larger one.

F.O.V.    25 x  25 min of arc.

Telescope.   16 Inch F 4.5 Newtonian.

Camera.   S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposures and Dates.   14 x 900 sec + 12 x 900 sec.   Feb 2013 , Feb 2018.

Location.   (Wiruna) Ilford  N.S.W.