NGC7331 and friends

This group of galaxies in Pegasus has triggered my interest (sure I’m not alone). I spent a lot of imaging time th elast few clear nights on these objects. It’s NGC 7331 and it’s “fleas”, and then Stephan’s Quintet, a small group of 5 galaxies close by.

I imaged this with three options 60x300s Esprit, 64x300s C11 and 122x300s Esprit:

The full image of 60x300s withe the Esprit @ F7 and a flattener. This image was converted to JPG as the TIFF file could not be loaded onto the website (too large)
A crop of galaxy region. October 4th 60x300seconds on ISO800 Esprit 120 F7 Nikon D750 with bad conditions SQM 20,15

 

 

 

 

 

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The Pleiades again

Sleeping during a workweek is important! so this image was made unattended – counting on good luck. At the start of the session around midnight the sky was still covered with some high cirrus. At least the street lighting was already switched off.

Image data: Nikon 180mm tele F5.6, no filters, 82x180seconds or about 4 hours of data. It proves the IFN is also visible from light-polluted area’s without the use of filters.

M45 Nikon 180mm ED D750 83x180s no filter SQM 2030 66% St-avg-14292.0s-WC_1_3.0_none-x_1.0_LZ3-NS-full-StSh-add-sc_BWMV_nor-AAD-RL-noMBB_1stLNC_it3-mod-lpc-cbg v3

 

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