NGC 772 (Arp 78)
Taken December 2014 from DGRO Rancho Hidalgo Animas, New Mexico Luminance 600
14.5" RCOS F8, Apogee U16M High Cooling for Luminance.
Finally got some color!!! only 3 years later
Color Taken from SWO in October 2017 Using 17" Planewave and SBIG 16803.
Red 285, Green 285, Blue 285
Calibrated,combined in CCD Stack all other processing done using PS5.
Explanation via APOD: Peculiar spiral galaxy Arp 78 is found within the boundaries of the head strong constellation Aries, some 100 million light-years beyond the stars and nebulae of our Milky Way galaxy. Also known as NGC 772, the island universe is over 100 thousand light-years across and sports a single prominent outer spiral arm in this detailed cosmic portrait. Its brightest companion galaxy, compact NGC 770, is toward the upper right of the larger spiral. NGC 770's fuzzy, elliptical appearance contrasts nicely with a spiky foreground Milky Way star in matching yellowish hues. Tracking along sweeping dust lanes and lined with young blue star clusters, Arp 78's large spiral arm is likely due to gravitational tidal interactions. Faint streams of material seem to connect Arp 78 with its nearby companion galaxies.