NGC2292-3-5 Galaxies in Canis Major

NGC2292 (the right member of the two merging GX´s) and the other two galaxies can be found as a beautiful triple set in the constellation of Canis Major.With an apparent size of 4´x 3.5´ arc minutes,its brightness is of a mere 12.5mag.

Typed SB0 it is strongly merging with its neigbour,the galaxy NGC 2293,which seems to be a little bit brighter than NGC2292.The edged-on galaxy NGC2295 to their right seems to be member of this group,but this is not proved yet.

NGC2292 was first seen by William Herschel in 1835


position (epoch2000):

RA.:   06h 47m 40s
Decl.: -26° 44′ 47″


image data:

LRGB image with L = 24x1200s, RGB = 7x1200s each,a total of 15.0 hours

80cm f/7 AstroOptik Keller corrected cassegrain, FLI Proline 16803 Astrodon LRGB GenII filters

Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile,remote controlled

image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken


here you see a 95% FOV of the CCD´s image-field.From left to right you see NGC2293,NGC2292 an the edged-on NGC2295.

Click here for a higher resolution picture.

 this is a larger version of these three GX´s:

Last modified on Thursday, 25 January 2018 20:10

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