Jim Burnell's CCD Images - Arp248
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Arp 248
Object: Arp 248
Wild's Triplett - Interacting Galaxies
Const.: Virgo
Camera: SXV-H9 Scope: Tele Vue NP101is Mount: Losmandy Titan
Filter(s): IR block Exposure: 8x8m
TeleVue 0.8x Focal Reducer
This image of the region around Arp 248, also known as Wild's Triplett, a cluster of galaxies in the constellation Cancer, was acquired using an SXV-H9 CCD camera mounted on a Tele Vue NP101 Imaging System, a 101mm f/5.4 apochromatic refractor specifically optimized for CCD imaging. A Tele Vue 0.8x Focal Reducer was also used. This image is a stack of 8 eight-minute exposures that were calibrated, defect-corrected and stacked using AIP4Win Version 2. A gamma stretch was then applied to bring out the detail without burning out the galaxy cores. This image has been resampled down from its original size of 1392x1040.
Map of Arp 248 Region
This is a map of the region in the image above. (Map generated using MegaStar Version 5 .)