Herschel 178 (North Up, East Left)
Herschel 178 actually comprises two separate objects.  NGC 4656 is the large galaxy to the south-west, with classification SBmp.  NGC 4656 is the faint galaxy to the north-east.  NGC 4656 has a diameter of ~93,000 light-years. This image comprises 15 x Luminance (120 seconds each) and 8 x Red, Green and Blue (120, 120 and 96 seconds each), 0.5m f/2.9 ASA Astrograph with FLI ML3200 camera at an altitude of 75 degrees on 4 March 2017. The fields of view of the images at the top and bottom are 34’ x 23’ and 18’ x 12’ respectively.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 4 November 2018
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