Barred Spiral Galaxy in Pegasus

Uploaded 9/2/2001

Field Size 14x9 arcmins

I consider this to be one of the most beautiful face on spirals in the sky. The deep yellow core surrounded by a blue knotty arms is a sight not to be soon forgotten. This 11.6 magnitude Class SBb barred spiral is 4x3 mins in size, and inclined 2 degrees from our lline of sight. It has a rather high B-V index (redness) of .75, making it one of the yellowest galaxies in the sky. The two red patches on the upper arm are tiny HII regions, most of the others are beyond the resolution of my image ~ 2 arcseconds.

Processing: Calibration, DDP, and ME deconvolution - Maxim DL., LRGB combine - Photoshop 6., Registration - Picture Window Pro.

Instrument:  12.5" f/5 Home made Newtonian
CCD Camera:  SBIG ST7E w/Enhanced Cooling
Exposure:  LRGB = 60:20:20:36 (RGB Binned 2x2)
Filters:  RGB Tricolor
Location:  Payson, Arizona
Elevation:  5150 ft.
Sky:  Seeing 8/10, Transparency 8/10
Outside Temperature:  19 C
CCD Temperature:  -20 C




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