ASTRO IMAGES By Doug Wheeland

 

   NGC 7753 - Galaxy in Pegasus

NGC 77537                     EQUIPMENT
Telescope ----  12.5" RCOS RC at 114" FL
Mount --------  Astro-Physics AP1200
Camera -------  SBIG ST8E/CFW8
Guided -------  SBIG AO7

             IMAGE INFORMATION
30 Oct. 2008
120 min. Total
15 min. Sub-Exposures
Unfiltered
Acquired Using MaxIm CCD

                      PROCESSING
Data Reduction Using CCDStack
Finished Using Adobe Photo Shop

                        LOCATION
Star Ranch Road Observatory
South Western Colorado Springs
Elevation 6500 Feet

 

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The small galaxy is NGC 7752, an irregular with very strong star formation after it endured a close encounter with the large galaxy.  The star bridge is visible in the image.  This system is perhaps 258 MLY distant, and is probably similar to the M51 interacting pair.

All Images Copyright Douglas R. Wheeland (c)2008

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