Astrophotography by Kent Biggs

 

 

 

 

 

 

  NGC 6140

 

 

Another barred spiral galaxy but one that looks to have been perturbed in the "recent" past.  Note the irregular structure, the off centered barred core, and a hint of spiral arms crossing each other.  Whats going on with this galaxy?  Stats for NGC 6140 are RA: 16h 20m 58.0s, Dec: +65 23' 28", Mag: 11.8 (B), Size: 6.3'x4.5', Class: SB(s)cd pec

 

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Exposure:

Celestron C11 F/10 (2800mm Focal Length)
SBIG ST10XME with Adaptive Optics
LRGB = 210:60:60:80 minutes

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June 9-10, 2007
Columbus, Texas
Kent E. Biggs