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Contains:  IC 5308, NGC 7599, NGC 7590, NGC 7582
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Grus Triplet, 


            Nicholas Jones
Grus Triplet

Technical card

Resolution: 4500x3600

Dates:Sept. 7, 2018

Frames: 128x300"

Integration: 10.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.97 days

Avg. Moon phase: 7.26% job: 2253419

RA center: 349.592 degrees

DEC center: -42.371 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.587 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 183.958 degrees

Field radius: 0.470 degrees

Locations: Terip Terip, Murindindi Shire, Victoria, Australia

Data source: Own remote observatory


An image of three of the Grus Quartet of Galaxies - NGC 7582 (left), NGC 7599 (right) and NGC 7590 (middle).
The forth one (NGC 7552) - a lovely face-on spiral galaxy wouldn't fit in my field of view with other galaxies so
I had to content myself with the Grus triplet!

Dates: 7, 8 and 10 September
Optics: AG Optical Systems 12.5" iDK,
Focal length 2121 mm
Camera: mono FLI ML16200 with a Loadstar X2 on an Astrodon MOAG off-axis guider.
Acquisition: Software: Sequence Generator Pro
LRGB : 33 x 5min lum
32 x 5min red
29 x 5min green
33 x 5min blue
total integration 128 x 5min
= 10 hours 40 mins
Astrodon Gen II filters
Sensor temp: -30
Calm conditions



Nicholas Jones
License: None (All rights reserved)

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Grus Triplet, 


            Nicholas Jones