Animas, New Mexico
Luminance â€“ 12x600s â€“ 120 minutes â€“ binned 1×1
RGB â€“ 8x300s â€“ 40 minutes each â€“ binned 2×2
240 minutes total exposure â€“ 4 hours
Imaged February 3rd and 5th, 2016 from Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG ST-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT90EDT at f/6.7 603mm.
LRGB – https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/25046620536/sizes/l
NGC 1532 is a large, edge-on spiral galaxy located approximately 50 million light-years away in Eridanus. Interaction with dwarf galaxy NGC 1531 above it is causing the distorted shape. At -32 degrees declination, this is another object that is very low in the northern hemisphere that I had the opportunity to capture from New Mexico.