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NGC 7497 and the Integrated Flux Nebula, LRGB

Contains: NGC 7497

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Resolution: 3950x2622

Dates: Sept. 3, 2015Sept. 4, 2015Sept. 5, 2015Sept. 6, 2015Sept. 7, 2015Sept. 8, 2015Sept. 10, 2015Sept. 16, 2015

Frames:
Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 12x1800" bin 1x1
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 12x1800" bin 1x1
Astrodon Luminance Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 14x18" bin 1x1
Astrodon Luminance Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 52x1800" bin 1x1
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 21x1800" bin 1x1

Integration: 48.6 hours

Avg. Moon age: 20.27 days

Avg. Moon phase: 39.18%

Astrometry.net job: 787769

RA center: 347.276 degrees

DEC center: 18.166 degrees

Orientation: 20.153 degrees

Field radius: 0.334 degrees

Locations: Sierra Remote Observatories, Shaver Lake, California, United States

Description

APOD October 12, 2015, http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap151012.html

The molecular cloud MBM or more commonly known as the Integrated Flux Nebula (IFN), nicely frames the distant galaxy NGC 7497. While the IFN is only 900 light years from earth, NGC 7497 is at a distance of 59 milion light years. Despite this difference, the IFN appears to wrap around NGC 7497.

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Eric Coles (coles44)
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons Sept. 24, 2015
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NGC 7497 and the Integrated Flux Nebula, LRGB, Eric Coles (coles44)