NGC 7331 is a magnitude 9.5 galaxy in the constellation of Pegasus and is located at
a distance of about 46 million light years. It has apparent dimensions of 11 x 4 arc
Several galaxies can be seen to the left of NGC 7331. The small spiral toward the
bottom is NGC 7337, while the largest oval elliptical above it is NGC 7335. The two
smaller ellipticals to the left of these are NGC 7336 (upper) and NGC 7340 (lower).
Date: July 28, Aug 4, 9 2008
Location: New Ringgold PA
Optics: Meade LX200R 12 inch at f/5.9
Mount: Paramount ME
Camera: SBIG ST-8XME / CFW-8
Guiding: ST-8XME integral guiding chip controlled by Maxim CCD
Exposure: LRGB - Luminance: 15x10 min, R:9x7 min, G:9x6 min, B:9x10 min (lum
unbinned and color binned 2x2)
Processing: Image acquisition using CCD Autopilot. Initial processing was done
using Maxim DL with subsequent processing with Photoshop.
Blue Mountain Vista Observatory New RInggold PA