Comet 46P/Wirtanen And NGC2685
Taken by mark buxton on January 16, 2019 @ Dudley UK
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A clear sky for a while, some moonlight and light polluted but still a relatively bright comet. The difuse coma is elongated towards the north east, away from the sun. To the upper left of the comet is
NGC2685 a polar ring galaxy 42 million light years away , mag 12.1
Tal 125 Apo
Canon EOS-M
10 x 1min ISO 1600
20:30 UT
Stacked in DeepSkyStacker
Contrast in GIMP

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wikipedia page on NGC2685

It is an object of great scientific interest, because polar-ring galaxies are very rare galaxies. They are thought to form when two galaxies gravitationally interact with each other
Posted by markbuxton 2019-01-17 19:00:14
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