|Galaxy NGC 7331 in Pegasus
The Galaxy NGC 7331 is the brighted member of a galaxy group called the Deer Lick group, lying in the direction of the constellation Pegasus. Other
members of this group include the smaller galaxies NGC 7335 and NGC 7337 located just a bit higher in this image, but ten times farther away. NGC 7331 is
one of the brighter galaxies overlooked by Messier in his catalog, being discovered in 1784 by William Herschel. Patrick Moore entered this object as
Caldwell 30 in his more modern catalog.
Light captured in this image originally left theis galaxy 46 million years ago, when mammals began their dominence of earth. My, the times, they are a changing.
This image combined 135 minutes luminance exposures with 30 minutes of red, green and blue exposures. An ST10XME camera was used with a 0.67x AP
reducer through a Meade 12" LX200R at the Hidden Lake Observatory.
Music: Bob Dylan, Times are Changing