The Deer Lick Galaxy


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Obj Type
Location
Date Taken:
Smoot
NGC 7331
Galaxy
Mayhill, NM
08-28-2007
Description

This is Teri Smoot's first SSRO image.

Discovered by William Herschel in 1784.

NGC 7331 is one of the brighter galaxies which is not included in Messier's catalog. It exposes a fine spiral structure despite its small inclination from the edge-on position. Several companions and background galaxies are visible even in our photo.

NGC 7331 was among the earliest recognized spiral galaxies, and listed by Lord Rosse in his list of 14 "spiral or curvilinear nebulae" discovered before 1850.

Technical Details
Exposure Time:
LRGB with 4 hours of L and 1 hour each of R, G, and B
Camera:
SBIG STL-11000M
Telescope:
RCOS 16 inch f/8.7 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount:
Software Bisque Paramount ME
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