Arp 120 Published in the July issue of Astronomy Now Magazine
Arp 120 - The Eyes Galaxies - a pair of galaxies known as NGC 4435 and NGC 4438 about 52 million light-years away in the constellation of Virgo. They were discovered on 8 April 1784 by William Herschel. In the 2014 film Interstellar, NGC 4438 can be seen in Murphy Cooper's notepad during the film's climactic sequence.
TARGET Nomenclature: Arp 120, The Eyes Galaxies, Markarian's Eyes, NGC 4435, NGC 4438 Right Ascension: 12:27:44.0 Declination: +13:02:44.00 Discovery: William Herschel on 8 April, 1784
EQUIPMENT USED APM TMB LZOS 152 refractor 10Micron GM2000 HPS mount QSI6120 CCD camera Astrodon filters
IMAGE CAPTURE Luminance: 81x300 bin 1x1 Red: 10x300 bin 1x1 Green: 11x300 bin 1x1 Blue: 11x300 bin 1x1 Total integration: 9.4 hours Pixel scale: 0.265 arcsec/pixel Field radius: 0.188 degrees Capture dates: 12-16 May 2021 Capture location: Fregenal de la Sierra, Spain