Sunday, 27 October 2013

A collection of Galaxies around Pegasus

Having built my Observatory I know find my self concentrating on certain areas of the night sky and last night was hunting Galaxies around the constellation of Pegasus.


NGC 7331 is a spiral galaxy about 40 megalight-years away in the constellation Pegasus. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1784. NGC 7331 is the brightest member of the NGC 7331 Group of galaxies.



NGC 7332 is an edge-on peculiar lenticular galaxy located about 67 million light-years away. NGC 7332 and NGC 7339 form a dynamically isolated binary system, and are likely orbiting each other. NGC 7332 is the brighter of the two galaxies.


NGC 7479 is a barred spiral galaxy about 105 million light-years away in the constellation Pegasus. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1784. Supernovae SN 1990U and SN2009jf occurred in NGC 7479


NGC 7814 is a spiral galaxy about 40 million light-years away in the constellation Pegasus. The galaxy is seen edge-on from Earth. It is sometimes referred to as "the little sombrero", a miniature version of Messier 104.


Equipment used to take these images..
Skywatcher 200p and a Skywatcher EQ5 mount
Camera used is a Canon 350D modifed with its red filter removed.
The mount is controlled with Tom Carpenters AstroEQ mount control box and the software on my laptop is EQMOD and Backyard EOS with Cartes du ciel star chart software.

Full details of all the above are on this blog.