NGC 6962 and Companions - Adam Lundie - Eatons Hill Observatory

NGC 6962 and Companions

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NGC 6962 and Companions
At 180 million light years away, spiral galaxy NGC 6962 dominates this field of galaxies.

It's closest companion, NGC 6964 is in the process of merging with its bigger sibling. At least twelve other galaxies are visible in this deep field exposure.



  • 78x 450s Luminance
  • 20x 450s Red
  • 19x 450s Green
  • 20x 450s Blue

Total integration 17 hours, 8 minutes.


  • Celestron 11" EdgeHD
  • Celestron 0.7x EdgeHD focal reducer
  • Skywatcher EQ8 Pro mount
  • QSI 683-ws8 Camera @ -15°C
  • Astronomik deep sky RGB filters
  • Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Autoguider
  • Innovations Foresight ONAG
  • Starlight Instruments Feather Touch Focuser


  • Exposed over 6 nights between 27th July and 6th August 2019.
  • Orange zone in Brisbane, Australia. (Bortle 7)


  • Planning & camera alignment with Aladin 10
  • Captured with TheSkyX Professional
  • Guiding with PHD2
  • PixInsight: Calibrate, align, integrate, dynamic background extraction, RGB combination, noise reduction, photometric color calibration, histogram, curves, crop.