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NGC 507 Group of Galaxies in Pisces

The NGC 507 Group of Galaxies is also known as one of the the pisces clusters. The NGC 507 eliptical galaxy lies at a distance of approximately 225 million light years. This cluster of galaxies is a member of the giant Perseus-Pisces supercluster

 

I shot this image over 2 nights on the 29th and 30th October from my little backyard observatory in Fremont Michigan. Consisting of 29 x 15 minute sub exposures (7.25 hours) using the Canon XSi at 800 ISO mounted on the TMB 130SS F7 Refractor.

   

This is a 1/3 crop and there are many more tiny fuzzies (galaxies) in the original image.

 

Location: Fremont Michigan USA

Date of Shoot 3rd October 2010

Camera: modified Canon XSi

29x15 min sub exposures at 800ISO with flat and dark frames.

Scope: TMB130SS F7 Refractor using WO/TMB 2.7" Field Flattener.

Auto-guided with Orion Auto Guider on Stellarvue 10x60

Mount: Mountain Instruments MI-250 (pier mounted)

Image Acquired using Nebulosity II, stacked with Deep Sky Stacker and processed with Photoshop CS3.

 

This image was selected as the winner for the October 2010 Cloudy Nights DSLR Challenge

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Taken on October 31, 2010