Arp 188 – The Tadpole Galaxy

Arp 188 is a disrupted barred spiral galaxy located 420 million light-years from Earth in the constellation of Draco. Its most dramatic feature is a massive trail of stars about 280,000 light-years long; the size of the galaxy has been attributed to a merger with a smaller galaxy that is believed to have occurred about 100 million years ago.
Image captured on my dual rig in Spain.
Scopes: APM TMB LZOS 152 Refractors
Cameras: QSI6120wsg8
Mount: 10Micron GM2000 HPS
A total of 13.2 hours image capture (LRGB)
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Autore: Peter Goodhew (sito)