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Contains:  NGC 7337, NGC 7335, NGC 7331

Image of the day 07/20/2019

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    The Deer Lick Galaxy Group - NGC 7331, 


            Connor Matherne
    The Deer Lick Galaxy Group - NGC 7331

    The Deer Lick Galaxy Group - NGC 7331

    Technical card

    Imaging telescope or lens:4.3 m Discovery Channel Telescope

    Imaging camera:Large Monolithic Imager


    Resolution: 2999x2749

    Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 2x420" bin 2x2
    Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 2x300"
    Astrodon Luminance Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 3x300" bin 1x1
    Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 2x100" bin 2x2

    Integration: 0.7 hours job: 2799794

    RA center: 339.278 degrees

    DEC center: 34.415 degrees

    Pixel scale: 0.240 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 270.071 degrees

    Field radius: 0.135 degrees

    Data source: Professional, scientific grade data


    Continuing to work out some different image plans with the DCT. We spent a lot of time on planning this shot together when going through different targets that would fit well within the telescope. We also experimented with luminance for this image by substituting an unbinned VR filter. Definitely a benefit, and something I hope they continue to utilize in the future.

    The equipment is scientific, so it isn't made for pretty pictures. Tons and tons of artifacts to remove, especially with such low integration time. A fair trade off though for the quality I think :)

    These results made use of the Lowell Observatory’s Discovery Channel Telescope



    Connor Matherne
    License: None (All rights reserved)

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    Sky plot


    The Deer Lick Galaxy Group - NGC 7331, 


            Connor Matherne