Arp 265 (IC 3862)
|Arp 265 is in the Irregular Clumps
class. The Atlas note is "resolution into stars and knots".
This is easily my worst image and I will replace it as soon as possible.
It is actually the combination of two images taken about a year apart,
but both were taken under very poor conditions -- thin clouds, haze, dew
everywhere (mirror, diagonal, camera window, etc.), and moonlight.
The two images were actually well lined up but had terrible gradients.
I cropped the field to get rid of the very worst of it since it was too
bad for my gradient removal tools. The background noise has been
drastically reduced but a lot remains.
|10-inch Newtonian, StarlightXpress MX716, 36 minutes, 9.1' x 10.1'|