Last night was the first night i got to do any imaging in 3 weeks due to the shit weather in the UK. These galaxies are pretty close to us at 12 million light years, im sure i can see them with the naked eye. They also look pretty close together but they are estimated to be around 150,000 light years apart
Ive been waiting to capture this for a few weeks now but it was either too low in the sky, too cloudy or I had to get up early the next day. Conditions were perfect last night so I stayed up imaging until 2am and shot 12 x 9 min subs all in Hydrogen Alpha. Its still actually quite low in the sky here, about 38 degrees so I think more detail will be possible once its in its winter home.