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NGC 7331 - Spiral Galaxy in Pegasus

Captured by members of Torbay Astronomical Society using the Celestron 14 at the Torquay Boys' Grammar School's observatory
Photographic lead : Jason Wiseman
Photographic assistants : Keith Ball & Paul Hutchinson

NGC 7331 (also known as Caldwell 30) is a unbarred spiral galaxy about 40 million light-years (12 Mpc) 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. The other members of the group are the lenticular or unbarred spirals NGC 7335 and 7336, the barred spiral galaxy NGC 7337 and the elliptical galaxy NGC 7340. These galaxies lie at distances of approximately 332, 365, 348 and 294 million light years, respectively. - Wikipedia

Technical card
Imaging telescope: Celestron 14 Edge HD
(Torquay Boys' Grammar School / Torbay Astronomical Society)
Imaging camera: SBIG STT-8300 3 CCD Camera
Guiding : (OAG) SBIG STT-8300 3 CCD Camera
Mount: EQ8
Software: Sequence Generator Pro, DeepSkyStacker, Photoshop
Date: 2016-11-29
Frames:
Luminance - 2 x 600 sec. Binned 1x1
Red - 3 x 300 sec. Binned 2x2
Green - 3 x 300 sec. Binned 2x2
Blue - 3 x 300 sec. Binned 2x2

Centre (RA, hms): 22h 37m 14.966s
Centre (Dec, dms): +34° 25' 05.120"
Size: 23.3 x 17.6 arcmin
Radius: 0.243 deg
Pixel scale: 0.416 arcsec/pixel

Plate-solved & annotated here: http://nova.astrometry.net/user_images/1399197#annotated
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   That's pretty cool. :)    I don't have anything definitive to report on Volume #11 yet, but I'm hoping to have it out by Wednesday. I'll update when I have a better timeline.

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Update on Volume #11
Volume #11 is nearly done. I'll know more this weekend when I finish editing.  I'll try to update on Saturday once I have a better idea of the release date.  I'm also going to be setting up a mailing list in the near future, so stay tuned for new on that!

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What am I up to this week?
   This week has been crazy.     Writing has been my greatest passion for my entire life, but passion doesn't pay the bills... at least not yet. I'm hoping that in another year I'll have enough income to write full time. Until then, I have to start working ...
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