NGC 7320
Stephan's Quintet

NGC 7320
Stephan's Quintet

NGC: 7320
Right Ascension: 22h 36.0m
Declination: 33° 57'

Date: September 2008
Equipment:
Telescope: Meade 16" Schmidt Cassegrain with f6.3 reducer
Camera: SBIG ST-10XE
Guiding: Meade 5" refractor/DSI Pro/PHD
Processing Notes: 90 minutes total exposure in 3 minute subs. Arcsine stretch and minimal other processing.

Links to images of this object on other sites:
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap001113.html
http://www.celestronimages.com/details.php?image_id=4214

Additional Comments: This was somewhat of a "test" run to see how much detail could be gotten in the available time. This was before the RA belt was tightened, so we were limited to ~3 minute exposures. Also, we had not completed the drift alignment with the new wedge, so notice the funny shapes on most of the stars.

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