Galaxy     NGC 2280     Canis Major / Großer Hund
ngc2280
NGC 2280 is a large spiral galaxy that lies about 75 million light-years away towards the constellation of Canis Major. This galaxy, that is thought to be similar in shape and size to our own Milky Way galaxy, is the dominant member of the NGC 2280 Group of galaxies.

Mount Astro-Physics AP1600GTO


Telescope TEC RC 20" f/9 with corrector (f=4492mm)


Camera
FLI PL16803
Filter
Astrodon LRGB
Exposure
Lum  36 x 6min      RGB  11 x 6min
Total
6h 36min

Date
Feb 2014
Location
Hacienda los Andes / Chile

Image acquisition by CEDIC team
(Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis,Wolfgang Leitner und Herbert Walter)

Image processing by Bernhard Hubl