NGC 2992/3 (Arp 245) is a nearby system composed of two interacting spiral galaxies: NGC 2992, an edge-on Sa with a Seyfert2 nucleus and NGC 2993 a face-on LINER. The image shows in addition to well-defined stellar tidal tails which emanate from each disk some aggregations of denser matter to the north. The edge-on galaxy in the lower part of the image is named PGC90942 at mag 17.
LRGB (540-140-140-140 min) total 16 h, north is up, seeing 0.8-1.2 arc-sec
80cm f/7 Astrooptik Keller cassegrain, FLI PL-16803, Astrodon LRGB GenII filters, Prompt 7 CTIO Chile
Processing: Johannes Schedler
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