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NGC 7537/7541/7581 in Pisces


NGC 7541 is part of a galaxy group is an SB type galaxy at an estimated distance of 28 MPc (91 million ly) in the constellation Pisces. It is currently receding from our own galaxy at a rate of 2,826 km/sec (Simbad). In this cropped image, it appears along with NGC 7537, giving the appearance of floating against the darkness of space.

Technical specs:

Optics: AT12 RC astrograph @ f/8 Camera: QHY9M CCD Filters: Orion 2'' LRGB Mount: AP900 GTO Guider: Meade DSI Pro II

Focus: Robofocus Software: CCD Commander, Maxim DL, FocusMax, Photoshop CC 2014, Pixinsight 1.8

Date: RGB: 10/6,10/22 2016 L: 10/24/16 Exposure: sLum: 12x900'' bin1 RGB: 10x300''each bin2 Total integration: 5.5 hours

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