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Contains:  NGC 7497
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NGC 7497 behind Interstellar Dust

Technical card

Resolution: 4016x3952

Dates:Oct. 5, 2018Oct. 8, 2018Oct. 9, 2018

Frames:
Astrodon 50 mm G: 8x900" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon 50mm B: 8x900" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon 50mm L: 45x900" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon 50mm R: 8x900" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 17.2 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~80

Flat darks: ~80

Bias: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 18.24 days

Avg. Moon phase: 5.98%

Mean SQM: 21.40

Astrometry.net job: 2329548

Locations: KG Observatory, Julian, CA, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

NGC 7497, 60 million light years distant, appears behind this interstellar dust less than a thousand light years distant. This dust is very dimly lit by the combined starlight of our own Milky Way galaxy.

This dim starlight reflection was captured at 4,200' with 11.25 hours of luminance and 6 hours of color (RGB) using a 24" Planewave CDK24.

During the 3 days it took to gather the light shown here, the skies were exceptionally dark (21.4 SQM average) and clear.

Comments are much appreciated!

Comments

Author

KuriousGeorge
KuriousGeorge
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Revisions

B

Turned down midrange brightness a bit.

C

Re-processed color using PI's Photometric Color Calibration.

Histogram

NGC 7497 behind Interstellar Dust, 





    
        

            KuriousGeorge