NGC 2964 (North Up, East Left)
NGC 2964 is a galaxy in the constellation of Leo. It lies at a distance of ~60 million light-years and has a diameter of ~ 60,000 light-years. It is the brightest member of a galaxy group known as the NGC 2964 group. Other members of the group include NGC 2968, NGC 2970, NGC 3003, NGC 3011, NGC 3021. In the image, the bright galaxy to the north-east of NGC 2964 s NGC 2968, and the one beyond that is NGC 2970. This image comprises 10 x Luminance (180 seconds each) and 5 x Red, Green and Blue (180, 180 and 144 seconds each), 0.5m f/2.9 ASA Astrograph with FLI ML3200 camera at an altitude of 80 degrees on 26 December 2017. The ields of view are 34’ x 23’ and 18' x 12', respectively.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 26 May 2020