Antilhue - Chile

NGC 2442 in Volans - Full field
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Designation NGC 2442
Constellation Volans (Vol)
Description A splendid and unusual barred spiral galaxy in the far southern constellation of Volans, NGC 2442 lies 50 million lightyears away and is thought to be disturbed by an unseen companion galaxy. At mag 11.3 and with an apparent angular size of only 5 arcmin, NGC 2442 is both dim and small.  Left of center is the mag 13.5 lenticular galaxy ESO 59-11 and elliptical galaxy NGC 2434 is near the top.   North is up in this 45 x 30 arcmin full-chip field. A close-up of NGC 2442 taken with a 14.5" Ritchey-Chrétien telescope can be found here.  
Exposure LRGB 60: 40:40:60 min @ -12°C
Camera SBIG ST-10XE selfguided + CFW8 with SBIG/CS Filterset
Optics Astro-Physics AP155EDFS @ f/7.2 (prime focus)
Mount Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Software MaxIm DL/CCD, DeBloomer, Registar, Adobe Photoshop 6.0
Location - Date - Time San Esteban (Chile) - 02Jan03 @ 04:00 UTC 
Conditions Transparency 6,  Seeing 7, Temperature +16°C