NGC 7619 + NGC 7626  -  Pegasus I Cluster

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Object identification (2.8MB)

Stretched luminance (1.2MB)

DSLR widefield image

Object data of Pegasus I Cluster

Object type: Galaxy group
Size: 60'
Magnitude: 11.1mag - NGC 7619 / 11.2mag - NGC 7626
Constellation: Peg
Distance: 150 Mio Ly
Notes: NGC 7619 and NGC 7626 are the two dominant elliptical galaxy members of the Pegasus I galaxy group. The Pegasus I cluster contains perhaps 13 galaxies at a distance of 150 Mio light-years.

This galaxy group is embedded in clouds of galactic cirrus. These clouds, which are better visible in the stretched luminance image, are part of our own Milky Way and hang only hundreds of light-years above our galactic plane, dimly reflecting starlight.

Exposure data

Date: 2017-07-19 + 20 + 22 + 23 + 24 (Calima)
Location: ATHOS Centro Astronomico / La Palma (900m)
Telescope: Astro-Physics 175mm f/8 Starfire EDF with field flattener (f=1452mm)
Camera: Moravian G4-16000 with Baader filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: 10micron GM3000 HPS
Exposure time: L 36x6min / R 12x6min / G 12x6min / B 12x6min
Exposure time total: 7h 12min

Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Markus Blauensteiner, Michael Hanl)

Image processing by Bernhard Hubl