The Antennae Galaxies (also known as NGC 4038/NGC 4039 or Caldwell 60/Caldwell 61) are a pair of interacting galaxies in the constellation Corvus. They are currently going through a starburst phase, in which the collision of clouds of gas and dust, with entangled magnetic fields, causes rapid star formation. They were discovered by William Herschel in 1785.
Imaged in my backyard observatory with a Meade 16″ LX200 @ f 6.3 with ZWOASI071 MC Pro camera, Stellarvue Access 80mm guide scope
SBIG St-i guider. Pixinsight EZ Suite.Gilbert, AZ 4/25/2022 4 hour exposure