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RickJ
2007-Aug-09, 05:32 AM
Continuing with objects not often imaged by amateurs here is the near perfect ring galaxy NGC 6028.

Only one third the distance to Hoag's Object, NGC 6028, at 200 million light years is still a distant galaxy. Like Hoag's Object it has a detached ring but the core is not perfectly circular and the ring is not as symmetrical.

This one reminds me a lot of M94 though it doesn't have the bright inner spiral core or maybe it is just too small to see. Still the physics of how these form, maybe by a perfectly centered collision is pretty fuzzy yet. To fit the bandwidth limits I've severely cropped the image. There are lots of other faint fuzzies in the full field of view.

14" LX200R, L=4x10', RGB=1x10', STL-11000XM, Paramount ME

stargazer_7000
2007-Aug-09, 07:07 PM
cool, Rick!
how many more are yet to come ?
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JAICOA
2007-Aug-09, 11:13 PM
Another fine photo of these not too often observed Galaxies, Simply amazing Rick looking forward to learn and see more. Clear Skies

Tucson_Tim
2007-Aug-17, 03:41 PM
Rick, Nice picture of an obscure object. You probably know about this site - it's one of only a few entries for NGC 6028 I could find:

http://www.noao.edu/outreach/aop/observers/galaxy.html