Seyfert's Sextet is an extremely compact cluster of six galaxies. The galaxies are so close as viewed from our line of sight, that they are superimposed upon one another and appear as one bizarre shaped galaxy with three separate faint nuclei. The galaxies are at such a great distance from us that the combined light from all six galaxies only produces a magnitude 14.7 object.
This composite CCD image was taken from my backyard in Scottsdale, Arizona. An ST-8E CCD was used at prime focus on a Takahashi FCT-150 refractor at f7. The optical tube assembly was carried on a Takahashi NJP mount. The digital images were calibrated using MaxIm DL.
Constellation: Serpens Caput
RA: 15h 59m 21.7s Dec: +20d 44' 39"
March 14, 2004
Image by Sid Leach
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