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Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  NGC 7331, NGC 7335, NGC 7337
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NGC7331 and companions, 


            Daniel Hightower
NGC7331 and companions
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NGC7331 and companions

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron Edge 925HD

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-PRO

Mounts: Orion HDX110

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 60mm Guidescope

Guiding cameras: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider Pro Mono

Software: Sequence Generator Pro Seqence Generator Pro  ·  PixInsight 1.8 Ripely  ·  Cartes du Ciel Carte Du Ciel 3.10

Filters: Baader Planetarium Luminance 2"  ·  Baader Planetarium RGB 2"

Dates:Sept. 23, 2019Sept. 25, 2019

Baader Planetarium Luminance 2": 875x30" (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium RGB 2": 700x60" (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 19.0 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Flat darks: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 24.67 days

Avg. Moon phase: 25.15%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00

Basic astrometry details job: 2949983

RA center: 22h 37' 10"

DEC center: +34° 25' 19"

Pixel scale: 0.482 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 80.000 degrees

Field radius: 0.378 degrees

Resolution: 4516x3400

Data source: Backyard


Looking for some constructive feedback. I seem to be stuck in terms of image quality. I am in a Bortle 7 zone so I may be approaching the limit of LRGB capability, but with my image scale, I was really hoping for some more detail in the core of the galaxy. Any tips/feedback is appreciated.



Daniel Hightower
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    NGC7331 and companions, 


            Daniel Hightower

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NGC7331 and companions, 


            Daniel Hightower