NGC2280 Galaxy in Canis Major

NGC2280 is a fairly bright galaxy (11.2mag) of type SC located in the constellation of Canis major. Its real distance is about 75 million light-years with an apparently size of 6.5´x 3,2´.

The real size and shape resembles our own milky-way. There was a supernova explosion SN2001fz in 2001 just northeast of the nucleus.

For a look at ESO´s Faint Object Spectrograph and camera (EFOSC2) image with the 3,6m telescope click here


RA:  06h  44´  49"
DEC: -27° 38' 21.72"


Image data:

LRGB L=16x1200s, RGB=6x1200s each, total 11.3 h, south is up, seeing 0.8-1.1"

80cm f/7 Astrooptik Keller corrected Cassegrain, FLI PL 16803, Baader Filters, Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile, remote controlled

Image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken


here you have a view at 90% of the CCD´s-field of view. Click in it for a full resolution picture.


here you can see a detailed view of NGC2280:


Last modified on Wednesday, 27 January 2016 16:13

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