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.

Atlas Image

 

  10-inch Newtonian, StarlightXpress MX716, 36 minutes, 9.1' x 10.1'
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