NGC 973

Posted by dcrowson
on Sunday, October 17, 2021
IC 1815 (PGC 9794, UGC 2047 and others) is the barred spiral below it at about the same distance.

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

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours
NGC 973 (PCG 9795, UGC 2048 and others) is an edge on spiral galaxy located approximately 202 million light-years away in Triangulum.

Imaged October 17th and 18th and November 10th and 12th, 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.

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