NGC7640


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Smoot
NGC 7640
Galaxy
Mayhill, NM
11-17-2008
Description

This is a barred spiral galaxy in Andromeda.  It lies just southwest of the Blue Snowball nebula.  The distance to this galaxy is around 25 million light years and it is potentially a part of the Perseus supercluster of galaxies.  It is a seldom imaged galaxy and likely has had interactions with other galaxies.

Technical Details
Exposure Time:
3.5 hrs L, 1.75 hrs G & B, 2 hrs R
Camera:
SBIG STL-11000M
Telescope:
RCOS 16 inch f/8.7 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount:
Software Bisque Paramount ME
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