UGC 3697

About image

UGC 3697 is a galaxy in Camelopardalis constellation, called also “The Integral Sign Galaxy” due to its inusual shape. 

This edge-on super thin galaxy galaxy has magnitude 12.9 and dimension 3’x0.2’; it is located approximately 151 million light- years away. 

Its warping is probably the result of interaction with the dwarf galaxy UGC 3714, the bright round galaxy on the bottom right of UGC 3697.
Several other faint and far galaxies are anyway visible in the background.

Technical data
Optic           GSO RC12 Truss - Aperture 304mm, focal lenght 2432mm, f/8
Mount         10Micron GM2000 HPSII
Camera          Moravian G3-16200 with external filter wheel 7 positions
Filters       Astrodon Gen2 E-Serie Tru-Balance 50mm unmounted LRGB 
Guiding system     OAG Moravian M68 with guide camera Moravian G1-0301
Exposure details   L 20x600" bin2 -25
            R 12x600" bin2 -25C
                          G 12x600" bin2 -25C
            B 12x600" bin2 -25C               
Total integration   9h20'
Acquisition       Voyager, PHD2
Processing       Pixinsight 1.8, Photoshop CS5
SQM-L        21.2    
Location        Promiod (Aosta Valley, Italy), own remote observatory
Date            30 December 2021, 1 January 2022

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