NGC660: Polar-ring Galaxy


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NGC 660: Polar-Ring Galaxy

Object Data

Object Type Spiral Galaxy - polar-ring type
Constellation: Pisces
Distance: 45 million light years
Notes: NGC660 likely started out as a disk galaxy that captured matter from a passing galaxy.  Over time, this material could have become strung-out to form a rotating ring

Exposure Data

Date: 10/21/19
Location: Joshua Tree National Park
Telescope: DSI RC10c  telescope, 1867 mm fl at f/7.3
Camera: FLI  ML6303E camera with Astrodon LRGB filters
Mount: Astro-physics 1100
Exposure time: 195 min lum/ 70 min each RGB
Exposure time total: 6 hrs 55 min
Notes: FOV = 41 x 33 arc min


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