NGC 7331

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SBIG ST-4K, 1800s total exposure 9/23/17 Whisper Canyon, CA

NGC 7331 is a spiral galaxy in Pegasus, approximately 40 light-years from us. This was an attempt to get a deeper exposure compared with the previous Starshoot image. Based on the results, it appears that even more exposure time would have helped. Some of the images I have seen online of this galaxy are processed beyond recognition, but the HST images are quite impressive. This image also shows a multitude of more distant galaxies.

NGC 7331

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Starshoot DSCI, 14 exposures, 30s each 9/25/08 Lake San Antonio, CA

This is the same galaxy that appears on the cover of the 2008 Observer's Handbook, but that cover image appears as a mirror image compared with the images shown here. I'm pretty sure that my image is the correct one! As with M31, there is a bright central core, dust lanes, and faint outer arms, but the general appearance is a bit different.