NGC 4731

NGC-4731-LRGB-18dccd9


Dan Crowson

Animas, New Mexico

Imaged May 10th, 11th and 27th, 2016 from Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

LRGB – https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/27215056082/sizes/l

NGC 4731 is deformed galaxy located approximately 65 million light-years away in Virgo. The shape is possibly related to interaction from the larger elliptical NGC 4967 around a degree away.

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1×1
RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2×2

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

2016-05-27T00:00:00

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