PGC 30441

Combination of 80, 3 minute exposures, SBIG ST9-XE CCD camera.
12" f/10 schmidt-cassegrain telescope with an f/6.3 focal reducer.

PGC 30441 is the brightest member of a group of 3 faint galaxies that appear to be interacting. I came across this little group while imaging an asteroid. The 3 galaxies are towards the lower left of the image. PGC 30441 is the centre galaxy and has a magnitude of 16.9. The galaxy on the left is the 17.7 magnitude PGC 30443 while the one on the right is the 17.2 magnitude PGC 30436. The faint spiral galaxy towards the upper left is the 17.9 magnitude PGC 1357478. The short streak towards the lower right of the image is the asteroid I was studying.