NGC 6958 Shell Galaxy in Microscopium

In the small constellation of Microscopium you can find this elliptical Galaxy (typed E-s0),sized 2,5′ × 1,9′ and 11,5mag bright.Its distance is about 110 Mio.lght-years.It was first obseved by John Herschel in 1834.



RA.:   20h 48m 42,6s
Decl.: -37° 59′ 52″


image data:

LRGB image with L = 26x1200s, RGB = 7x1200s each,a total of 15.7 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


this is a 83%_FOV-look of the CCD-sensor to NGC6958.For full resolution click here


to see the shells even better and to identify all the other GXs,here is a reversed version:

Last modified on Sunday, 04 February 2018 10:26

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