Arp 84 - the Heron
I have long wanted to image this interesting object which has a remarkably similar apperance to a blue heron. NGC 5395 and 5394 are two interacting galaxies in the constellation of Canes Venatici and are also known as Arp 84. NGC 5395 is the larger galaxy, and NGC 5394 is the smaller one at the top. At a distance of 165 million light years, the galaxies appear quite small in our skies - subtending an angle of only 4.5 x 2.5 arc minutes.
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 - 17x240s for B and G, 19x240s for R and 20x240s for L filter.
Processed in Images Plus and Photoshop.