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 â€“ 24x600s â€“ 240 minutes â€“ binned 1×1
RGB â€“ 8x300s â€“ 40 minutes each â€“ binned 2×2
360 minutes total exposure â€“ 6 hours