NGC 7497 and MBM 54 (part of IFN)

NGC 7497 is a barred spiral galaxy in constellation Pegasus, which is set behind the Integrated Flux Nebula (IFN). The IFN (also known as Galactic Cirrus) is dust far from the plane of our galaxy. It is caused to be visible by the ultraviolet light of super hot stars in our own galaxy. The diffuse cloud dominating this image is cataloged as MBM 54. The galaxy itself lies about 60 million light years beyond Milky Way and its IFN.



Technical Details:

Optics: ASA N12 Astrograph at F/3.6
Mount: ASA DDM 85
Camera: SBIG STL-11000M
Filters: Astronomik LRGB filter set
Dates/Times: 12, 13 September 2012
Location: Rozhen
Exposure Details: L = 140 min, R = 120 min., G = 110 min., B = 120 min.
Subexposures: 10 minutes
Acquisition: CCD Soft
Processing: PixInsight, Photoshop CS

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