[back] NGC 6240 (Kamasutra-Galaxies) in Ophiuchus [NED]

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Type: E?, Distance: 98Mpc/320MLy.




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Image Type, Orientation: LRGB-Composite, North is at 11:00h
Exposure time:

L: 8x900 sec., R,G,B: 3x900 sec., all 1x1 bin

Exposure date:

July, 18th...20th 2011

Location: Skinakas Observatory at Crete, Greece, remote-controlled from Much/Germany
Filter: ASTRODON 65mm Filterset for STX
Instrument: Ganymed 60cm-Hypergraph in secondary focus (f=4938.3 mm)
Photographer: Stefan Binnewies, Josef Pöpsel
Seeing (FWHM): 1.55"..2.10"


Due to the shape of these galaxies our Greek friend Makis called this interacting pair the "Kamasutra Galaxies" ;-)



Aufgrund der Form dieser Galaxien hat unser griechischer Freund Makis dieses interagierende Paar als "Kamasutra-Galaxien" bezeichnet ;-)

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