Contains: IC 5313, IC 5308, NGC 7599, NGC 7590, NGC 7582, IC 5294, NGC 7552, NGC 7531

Image of the day 08/25/2016

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Galaxies in Grus

Technical card

Resolution: 5870x4546

Astrodon B Gen.2 E-series: 12x900" bin 1x1
Astrodon G Gen.2 E-series: 12x900" bin 1x1
Astrodon L Gen.2 E-series: 36x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon R Gen.2 E-series: 14x900" bin 1x1

Integration: 15.5 hours job: 1203686

RA center: 349.264 degrees

DEC center: -42.531 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.599 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -89.865 degrees

Field radius: 1.649 degrees


The four large galaxies towards the centre of the field are the Grus Quartet but the field contains many other galaxies (more than 800 NGC and PGC galaxies in the full field.) Captured at the Queensland Astrofest (Australia) over a few nights in August 2016.



Rick Stevenson


Sky plot

Sky plot


Galaxies in Grus, Rick Stevenson