NGC6845 Galaxy-group in Telescopium

Consisting of 4 interacting galaxies NGC6845 (ABCD) this small galaxy-group in the constellation of Telescopium resembles a little bit to the famous northern group of Stephan´s Quintett.

Occupying an sky-area of 4´x 2´ arc-min. and beeing not brighter than 13mag visually,the largest member of this quartett is the barred spiral galaxy NGC6845A,typed SBb.The real distance of 

these galaxies could be determined to some 280mio.light-years.

2008 there happened the supernova-event SN2008DA.

NGC6845 was first seen by John Herschel in 1834.


position (epoch 2000):

Ra.: 20h 00m 58,3s
Decl.: -47° 04′ 12″


image data:

LRGB (940-240-240-240 min),a total of 27.7 hours

80cm f/7 AstroOptik Keller corrected cassegrain

FLI Proline 16803 Astrodon LRGB Gen-II filters Prompt 7

CTIO/UNC Chile,remote controlled

image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken


In this  15,6`x 15,6`arc-min. large squared FoV you can see from left to right the 4 members of the small galaxy-group NGC 6845 ,named B , A , C and D.

for full resolution click HERE

an image with higher magnification and a labeled negative one,which shows better the interacting structures, are here:





Last modified on Wednesday, 07 April 2021 13:10

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