Looking back to the age of dinosaurs (NGC2336 and IC467)

Spent a couple of nights imaging these distant galaxies; the spiral in the upper-left is NGC2336, and the other is IC467. Galaxies this faint and distant generally don’t have catchy names!

NGC2336 is 100 million light-years away. Think about that – you’re looking 100 million years in the past. The light we captured started its journey when there were Tyrannosaurus Rex’s and Triceratops running around on Earth.

And if you explore the background, you’ll find many more galaxies that are much, much more distant than that. And every one of them has hundreds of billions of stars. Who knows who might be looking back at us… but they would only see dinosaurs!

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