ARP273 - The Galactic Rose

ARP273, the galactic rose.



I went back and revisited my favorite galactic duo, the ARP273 interacting galaxy pair. This loving couple resides 300 million light years away toward the Andromeda constellation.
They are tiny little things through the telescope (1.7 x 0.6 arc-minutes), so its very hard to present this beautiful view with clarity. Looks like a 🌹, right? I hope you enjoy it!


This image was selected as APOD on February 19, 2022

Available as a print in my store

Equipment Details:

Imaging Telescope Celestron EdgeHD 8"
Imaging Camera ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool
Mount Orion Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G
Guiding Telescope Celestron EdgeHD 8"
Guiding Accessory Orion Thin Off-axis Guider
Guiding Camera ASI120MM
Focal Reducer Celestron 0.7x Focal Reducer

Astronomik Deep Sky RGB

Focuser Moonlite CHL 2.5" Large Format Crayford Edge Focuser

Sequence Generator Pro
Adobe Photoshop

Exposure details

9.8 hours total

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