NGC 7424


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Date Taken:
SSRO Published
NGC 7424
Galaxy
CTIO, Chile
11-05-2012
Description

The last image with the U9 before it goes back to Apogee for some much needed cleaning and chip evaluation -- we had been detecting an ever increasing number of bad columns.

But the U9 still goes out with a BANG with this making APOD.

This is the longest (?) single image taken by SSRO...with 28 hours on just the luminance component, and a total of 60 hours for the LRGB.

NGC 7424 is a grand design galaxy similar to the Milky Way in the southern constellation Grus.

 

 

Technical Details
Exposure Time:
Lum 28 hr, Red 10 hr, Green 10 hr, Blue 12 hr, all unbinned
Camera:
Apogee U9
Telescope:
RCOS Carbon Truss 16 inch f/11.3 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount:
Planewave 200HR
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