NGC 4725 and friends | Herbert Walter

Photographer
Herbert Walter
Email
herbertwalter@aon.at
Location of photo
Austria
Date/Time of photo
April 2010
Equipment
Mount: G42 Observatory+ and Pulsar Telescope: Takahashi FSQ106ED Camera: Atik314L+ Filter: Baader LRGB 1,25'' Exposure: L 12x600s, RGB á 14x300s (total 5h30min) Software: THELI, CCDStack, Photoshop CS3
Description
A nice Galaxietriplet in Coma Berenices. The maingalaxie in the image is NGC4725, discovered by William Herschel in 1785. This Galaxy is interacting with the companion northeast NGC4712. The Tidalstreams indicates this process and is clearly visible in the image, but better in the inverse version (see: http://www.skypixels.at/ngc4725_info.html). West of NGC 4725 you can see NGC 4747 with a distance of 190 mio LJ.
Website
http://www.skypixels.at
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