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NGC 7331 and the "Deer Lick" Group

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Observer
Kevin Gurney
Time of observation
19/09/2018 - 23:00
Object
NGC 7331
Observing location
Crique Campsite, Perpignon, France
Equipment
Celestron 8SE Scope
ATIK 460EX Mono Camera
Exposure
Baader Planetarium B 1" 1/4: 8x300" -10C bin 2x2 Baader Planetarium G 1" 1/4: 8x300" -10C bin 2x2 Baader Planetarium L 1" 1/4: 18x300" -10C bin 1x1 Baader Planetarium R 1 1/4": 8x300" -10C bin 2x2
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I have always found this galaxy and it's satellite galaxies to be a challenging object.  In this case Kevin has extracted lots of detail in the main galaxy, whilst picking out some of the structure in the smaller ones as well.  

Kevin's own notes give more detail about how the image was captured.

Location: Crique Campsite, Perpignon, France.  Date:Sept. 19, 2018 LRGB image - total time 3.5 hours.

Imaging telescope or lens:Celestron 8SE, Imaging camera:ATIK 460EX Mono, Mount:SkyWatcher AZ-EQ6GT, Guiding telescope or lens:Celestron 8SE, Guiding camera:Starlight Xpress Lodestar Autoguider, X2 Focal reducer: ASA 2" Reducer Corrector 0,77 Software:Hyperion Prism v10,  XnSoft XnView,  PixInsight 1.8 Ripley

Frames: Baader Planetarium B 1" 1/4: 8x300" -10C bin 2x2 Baader Planetarium G 1" 1/4: 8x300" -10C bin 2x2 Baader Planetarium L 1" 1/4: 18x300" -10C bin 1x1 Baader Planetarium R 1 1/4": 8x300" -10C bin 2x2

Pixel scale: 0.544 arcsec/pixel

Field radius: 0.218 degrees

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