Arp 80 – a Set of Peculiar Galaxies and some IFN

Arp 80, with major members NGC 2633 and NGC 2634, is located in northern Camelopardalis with a  distance of about 100 million light-years. The entire field is permeated by the Integrated Flux Nebula (IFN), which is well visible in a structure of two definite wisps. At the top, is the spiral galaxy NGC 2633. Below is the shell galaxy NGC 2634 and nearby 2634A. The shells around NGC 2634 are a very recent discovery, made in 2000. Although these three galaxies are at similar distances and in the same general direction, they are not interacting with each other.

Arp 80_LRGB_v2

NGC 2633 and NGC 2634

Telescope: 16″ f3.75 Dream Scope
Camera: FLI ML16803
Mount: ASA DDM85
Exposure: 6.5 hours (49x300s L + 3x9x300s RGB)
Data: February 2020 – Processeing: December 2022
Location: Southern Alps, France

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