The Antennae Galaxies, also known as NGC 4038/NGC 4039 and ARP 244, are a pair of interacting galaxies in the constellation Corvus. They are currently going through a starburst phase, in which the collision of clouds of gas and dust, with entangled magnetic fields, causes rapid star formation. They were discovered by William Herschel in 1785. Imaging by Garry Sedun and processing by John McDonald.
20" f/4.1 telescope at the SDG observatory of Garry Sedun in Arizona. TV Paracorr coma corrector and SBIG ST2000 XM camera. Guidescope WO 80mm f/6.8 APO. Mount - Paramount ME Exposures - 240s x 19 for L, 15 for B 28 for red and 26 for G filters. Processed in Images Plus and Photoshop.