NGC 908


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Date Taken:
Gilbert
NGC 908
Galaxy
CTIO, Chile
10-17-2007
Description

The spiral galaxy NGC 908 was discovered in 1786 by William Herschel, and is considered a starburst galaxy. Clusters of young, massive stars pepper its spiral arms indicating regions of furious star formation. NGC 908 must have had a recent encounter with another galaxy; the gravitational interaction between the galaxies caused gas clouds to collapse, igniting star formation.

The seeing at CTIO on October 17th when most of the data was gathered was quite good as seen in the FWHM graph below:

To see an excellent image on NGC 908 taken with the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope, click here.

To see Adam Block's version of this object, click here

Technical Details
Exposure Time:
LRGB 4 hours of L and 1.5 hours per color channel all binned 1x1
Camera:
Apogee Alta U47
Telescope:
RCOS Carbon Truss 16 inch f/11.3 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount:
Software Bisque Paramount ME
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