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The Deer Lick Group and Stephans Quintet - not exactly two jazz bands...

August 28, 2016

As the first project for my new Skywatcher EQ6 SynScan GoTo mount I chose a real deep-sky target: two galaxy-groups in the constellation Pegasus located about 40 and 300 million light years away from our earth.

 

Overview image:

 

Image data:

Telescope: Skywatcher Newton 200/1000 on Skywatcher EQ6 SynScan mount,

Camera: Canon 700D

Total exposure time: 2h 30min, ISO 800 (1.5 and 2 minutes exposures)

 

 

Some NGC and PGC galaxies are labeled:

 

 

DEER LICK GROUP

 

NGC 7331: spiral galaxy, 40 million light years away

NGC 7333: star (not a galaxy) in the constellation Pegasus

NGC 7335: spiral galaxy

NGC 7336: spiral galaxy

NGC 7337: barred spiral galaxy

NGC 7340: elliptical galaxy, 

 

STEPHAN´S QUINTETT

 

NGC 7317: elliptical galaxy, 300 million light years away

NGC 7318 A: elliptical galaxy, 300 million light years away

NGC 7318 B: barred spiral galaxy, 300 million light years away

NGC 7319: barred spiral galaxy, 300 million light years away

NGC 7320: spiral galaxy, 39 million light years away

NGC 7320 C: barred spiral galaxy, 35 million light years away

 

 

NGC and PGC galaxies in the surrounding area:

 

NGC 7343: barred spiral galaxy, 35 light years away

NGC 7326

 

PGC 69291

PGC 69346

PGC 141041

PGC 141039

PGC 141035

PGC 2051985

 

there are 7 other galaxies visible on the image where I cannot find a catalog number. Probably coming soon… :)

 

 

To have an idea about the difference between an amateur setup and the most professional one here you can see a beautiful Hubble Space Telescope image of Stephans Quintet:

 

 

 

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