Location of Photo:
Fregenal de la Sierra, Spain
Date/Time of photo:
12 April 2021
Image captured on my dual rig in Spain. Scopes: APM TMB LZOS 152 Refractors Cameras: QSI6120wsg8 Mount: 10Micron GM2000 HPS A total of 9.7 hours image capture (LRGB)
NGC 5426 and NGC 5427 are two spiral galaxies of similar sizes interacting with each other. Together known as Arp 271, this gravitaional interaction is creating new stars between the two galaxies. They are 90 million light-years away in the constellation of Virgo. The two galaxies are collectively about 130,000 light-years across.