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NGC 7531 in Grus

Astrophotography from Ursa Major Observatory @ ROSA

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Galaxy (Sb-c)
+ 12.1 mag
Gru
60 Mio Ly
2015-10-07 + 10 + 11 + 17
Hacienda los Andes / Chile (1100m)
RCOS RC 14.5” f/9
Astro Physics AP1200GTO
L 24x8min, RGB 12x8 min each
08 h
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FLI PL16070 with Astrodon filters
Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Markus Blauensteiner, Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis) Image processing by Markus Blauensteiner
NGC 7531 is a spiral galaxy about 60 million light-years away in the constellation Grus. This southern galaxy is one of the brightest and largest examples of a "nonbarred", ringed system. The image above shows a large, low surface brightness galaxy, 2.6' west of the center of NGC 7531. This faint galaxy is clearly visible in the inverted image.
4.5’ x 1.7’
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