NGC 4038/4039

Type Location r.a. dec. Size Magnitude Distance
Galaxy Crv 12h01.9 -18°52' 2.6' x 1.8' 11 50 Mly ???

NGC 4038/NGC 4039 is a pair of colliding galaxies in constellation Corvus, known as "the Antennae" because of the very thin long tails. Being very low on the horizon at my latitude, the tails are barely visible...


NGC 4038 and NGC 4039

Head detail:

Antennae head detail

Negative image showing the tails:

Antennae tails

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Date Telescope Binning Exp Time (s) Special processing Notes
March 25, 2003 Centurion
L 1:1
RGB 3:1
L 7x300
R,G,B 600
LRGB, Max Entropy, DDP Head detail image sampling: 
.9" / pixel