NGC 660 from BMV Observatories
NGC 660 is a galaxy in the constellation Pisces. It has a magnitude of 11.0 and an apparent size of 5.9 x 2.2 arc minutes. It is an example of a polar ring galaxy, which have a portion of the stars orbiting in a ring configuration around the central barred-spiral galaxy core.

Date: Nov-Dec 2012
Location: New Ringgold PA
Optics: Hyperion f/8 12.5 inch, FL 2540 mm
Guiding: ST402 on ONAG guider
Mount: Paramount ME
Camera: Apogee Alta U8300
Exposure: LRGB: L:50x9 min R:15x7 min, G:6x8 min, B:18x10 min, Total=13.3 hours
Processing: Image acquisition using CCD Autopilot. Initial processing was done using Maxim DL with subsequent processing with Photoshop.

Blue Mountain Vista Observatory New RInggold PA
NGC 660
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