NGC 7223

Posted by dcrowson
on Saturday, May 22, 2021
NGC 7223 (UGC 11931, PGC 68197 and others) is the loose-armed spiral galaxy located approximately 213 million light-years away in Lacerta.

UGC 11927 (PGC 68169 and 68171 and others) is the delicate spiral closer to the center of the image. It is located approximately 204 million light-years away.

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

Imaged September 19th, 20th and 21st, 2020 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.


LRGB crop of the galaxies -
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