Herschel 229 (North Up, East Left)
Herschel 229, also known as NGC 2974, is a Seyfert galaxy of classification E in the constellation of Sextans.  It has a diameter of ~85,000 light-years.  The bright star towards the southwest edge of the galaxy is magnitude 9.8 UCAC4 432:50759. This image comprises 10 x Luminance (45 seconds each) and 5 x Red, Green and Blue (60, 60 and 48 seconds each), 0.5m f/2.9 ASA Astrograph with FLI ML3200 camera at an altitude of 55 degrees on 14 February 2018. The fields of view are 34’ x 23’ and 18' x 12', respectively.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 10 June 2019
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