NGC 6340

NGC 6340 is an unbarred spiral galaxy in the constellation Draco. The galaxy is approximately 55 million light years away. NGC 6340 is considered very old and believed to be the result of a merger between and early type galaxy and a spiral galaxy billions of years ago.

NGC6340_LRGB_crop2

Cropped image of NGC 6340 (upper left corner)

Telescope: 16″ f3.75 Dream Scope
Camera: FLI ML16803
Mount: ASA DDM85
Exposure: 6.5 hours (39x300s L +  3x13x300s RGB)
Acquisition: May 2021
Location: Southern Alps, France

 

NGC6340_LRGB

Original larger FOV image

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