NGC 5216 and NGC 5218
(The Keenan System)
Vixen R200SS on GP-DX.
None, Baader MPCC
min. 9 x 180 + 9 x 240 + 4 x 300 sec.
Starlight Xpress SXV-H9C
Maxim DL, FocusMax, Photoshop CS2.
59 11 47.83 N. -
10 22 29.33 E
Over several days in may.2007
A fascinating pair of interacting galaxies in
the constellation Ursa Major. Picture taken in
light summer skies, very bad conditions for faint objects like this. The
dust/light band connecting the two galaxys are 22000 light years long. The
galaxy in the lower left corner is NGC 5205. Going back here when the skies
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