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Right Ascention: 23h 09m 03s
Declination: +18° 10' 39"
NGC 7497 is the spiral galaxy in the center of the frame obscured by the Intergalactic Flux Nebula. The IFN is very thin dust and gas in our galaxy spread above the plane of the Milky Way. There are several (I lost count around 50) smaller galaxies throughout this image. Basically if it isn’t round it is probably a galaxy of some sort. This image is a stack of 18 hours of data collected over several nights. From where I am this is galaxy never gets more than about 60 degrees above the horizon so it was tough getting the red data. Images acquired using Maxim and TheSkyX, processing in PixInsight and PS5.
NGC 7497 LRGB
10/2/2012 12:00:00 AM