Arp 273: an image – 30 Jan. 2024

We imaged Arp 273, one of the most beautiful examples of interaction galaxies. We are pleased to share our view here.

Arp 273: 30 Jan. 2024.

Arp 273: 30 Jan. 2024.

The image above comes from the average of 14, 180-second unfiltered exposures, remotely taken with the Celestron C14+Paramount ME+SBIG ST8-XME robotic unit available as part of the Virtual Telescope Project facility in Manciano, Italy.

Apr 273 is perhaps the most famous example of interacting galaxies. The pair shows a beautiful shape, resembling a cosmic rose. The pair is about 375 million light years away from the Earth. We were suggested to image it by Pier Luigi Catalano, a long time collaborator of our project.

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