NGC 2992 – 2993 (Arp 245)

NGC 2992 – 2993  (Arp 245)

NGC 2992 (elongated galaxy) is a Seyfert galaxy which is interacting with its close companion NGC 2993  . Both galaxies are in Hydra and at a distance of about 100 MLY. they show well defined stella tidal tails.

F.O.V.   Cropped to 60 % of the 25 x 25 min of arc FOV.

Telescope.   16 Inch  F 4.5 Newtonian.

Camera.   S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposures and Dates.   12 x 900sec  +   12 x 900 sec.   Feb 2016, Feb 2018.

Location. (Wiruna)  Ilford N.S.W.