NGC 672 and IC 1727: Interacting Galaxies in Triangulum


NGC 672

Object Data

Object type: Spiral Galaxy
Size: 7.0' x 2.7'
Magnitude: 11.1
Constellation: Triangulum
Distance: 23.4 million light years

NGC 672 (top) is a barred spiral galaxy forming an interacting pair with IC1727, an irregular galaxy (bottom). 

The tiny edge-on spiral to the left of the pair is PGC 1803573, located 540 million light years distant.

Exposure Data

Date: 11/4 - 11/6/21
Location: Little Blair Valley, Anza Borrego Desert, CA
Telescope: DSI RC10c;  1867 mm fl at f/7.3
Camera: FLI 6303E CCD camera with Astrodon LRGB filters
Mount: AP 1100 mount GTOCP3
Exposure time: Lum (34 x 10min); RGB (15 x 5 min each)
Exposure time total: 9 hrs 45 min

FOV = 41.6 x 32.6 arc minutes  (cropped to 50% of original)



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