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Photographer:

Hunter Wilson

Email:

hwilson429@aol.com

Location of Photo:

Lexington, Ohio

Date/Time of photo:

January 22, 2009

Equipment:

Celestron 9.25 reduced 0.63, Canon 350D Hap Griffin Baader Mod, Mach1GTO Mount

Description:

Arp 78 ( NGC 772) in Aries, is a giant spiral galaxy approximately 130 million light years distant measuring 250,000 light years across. The galaxy below it in this image is E3 elliptical dwarf NGC 770 - a satellite of NGC 772 - that interacts gravitationally with it's companion causing deformation of one of the larger galaxy's arms. In 2003, two supernovae were seen in NGC 772 within three weeks of one another.

Website:

http://hwilson.zenfolio.com/f129011888

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