Celestial hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Aquarius (Aqr)  ·  Contains:  NGC 7724  ·  NGC 7727
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NGC 7727 Spiral Galaxy, 



    
        

            Dean Glace
NGC 7727 Spiral Galaxy
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NGC 7727 Spiral Galaxy

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NGC 7727 Spiral Galaxy, 



    
        

            Dean Glace
NGC 7727 Spiral Galaxy
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NGC 7727 Spiral Galaxy

Acquisition details

Dates:
Oct. 8, 2021
Frames:
70×300(5h 50′)
Integration:
5h 50′
Avg. Moon age:
2.27 days
Avg. Moon phase:
5.74%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 5085574

RA center: 23h40m05s.3

DEC center: -12°1503

Pixel scale: 0.733 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 182.376 degrees

Field radius: 0.481 degrees

Resolution: 3840x2752

File size: 4.6 MB

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Dark Sky New Mexico

Description

Located 78 million light years from earth in the constellation of Aquarius the infrequently imaged NGC7727 (also known as ARP 222 classed as a peculiar galaxy) is likely the result of a collision and merger of two spiral galaxies. Of the two bright point objects seen in the center, one is likely to be the core of the merged galaxies.

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NGC 7727 Spiral Galaxy, 



    
        

            Dean Glace