We present the beginning of an ongoing research project to detect tidal features in galaxy pairs with the test case of ARP 142 (NGC 2936 & NGC 2937). Using the 0.6 meter telescope at the Pohl Observatory of Georgia College and State University, a series of sixty, fifteen second luminance exposures, were taken using an SBIG 9XE CCD. In order to reduce the background sky brightness, images were calibrated using standard techniques, as well as using additional flats created from nearby sections of the sky.
American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts #227
- Pub Date:
- January 2016