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Craig & Tammy Temple



Location of Photo:

Hendersonville, TN, USA

Date/Time of photo:

October 7, 8 & 9, 2013


Telescope: Stellarvue Raptor SVR105 @ f/7 Accessories: Stellarvue SFF7-21 flattener; Dew control by Dew Buster; Alnitak Flat-Man Mount: Takahashi EM-200 Temma2 Camera: QSI583wsg CCD @ -10.0C Guiding: Starlight Xpress Lodestar via PHD Filters: Astrodon Tru-balance E-Series Generation II LRGB Exposure: 25 x 10min.(L) binned 1x1; 10 x 10min. each (R, G, & B) binned 2x2 Acquisition: ImagesPlus Camera Control v4.3 Processing: PixInsight 1.8 Post-processing: PixInsight 1.8; Adobe Photoshop CS5


NGC 7331 is the large spiral galaxy to the lower left in this image. This galaxy is the largest member of the group of galaxies know as the Deer Lick Group. It has an apparent magnitude of 10.4 and lies in the constellation Pegasus at a distance of about 40 megalight-years away. This galaxy was discovered by William Herschel in 1784. The small galaxy group to the upper right is known as Stephan’s Quintet. It was discovered by Edouard Stephan in 1877 at Marseilles Observatory. The group consists of five galaxies which form the first compact galaxy group ever discovered.




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