Markarian 205 (Mrk 205) is a Quasar located near the galaxy NGC 4319, 77 Mly (Million Light-years) away from Earth.
NGC 4319 is a face-on barred spiral galaxy located about 77 million light years away, in the constellation Draco. Its classification is SB(r)ab, which indicates it is a barred spiral with an inner ring structure and moderate to tightly wound arms. It is situated in physical proximity to the galaxies NGC 4291 and NGC 4386, with X-ray emissions from the intervening gap indicating NGC 4319 and NGC 4291 may be interacting. NGC 4319 has a much higher proportion of ionized hydrogen compared to the Milky Way galaxy.
NGC 4291 is an eliptical galaxy located about 85 Mly away, in the constellation of Draco.
NGC 4386 is an eliptical galaxy located about 85 Mly away, in the constellation of Draco.
Unfortunately I cannot find much information on this galaxy, I expect it's distance is greater than 200 Mly.
Data captured 1st August, 2019.
33x 3 minute exposures with Luminance filter.
Total Exposure = 1.7 hours.
Skywatcher Quattro 200 CF
Atik 428EX Mono
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