Antilhue - Chile

NGC 7410 in Grus
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Image Data

Designation NGC 7410,  Bennett 129a
Object type Spiral galaxy
Coordinates 22 h 55 min      - 39° 40'    Grus  (Gru)
Description In a rather barren field, this is a large galaxy, conspicuous enough for an inclusion in Jack Bennett's list of "comet-like objects" .  NGC list creator Dreyer calls it quite bright (magnitude 11.5),  large  ( 5.3'x1.6' ),  very moderately extended ( position angle 43°) and with a much brighter middle.

North is towards the upper left  (330°) in this 15 x 10 arcmin field of view.  

Exposure CRGB 100:40:40:40 min @ -18°C,  RGB exposures binned 2x2
Camera SBIG ST-10XE selfguided + CFW8 with Astrodon CRGB filterset
Optics RCOS 14.5" Ritchey-Chrétien @ f/9 (prime focus)
Mount Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Software MaxIm DL/CCD,  Registar,  Adobe Photoshop CS
Location - Date - Time San Esteban (Chile) - 20-21Oct2006 @ 01:00 UTC 
Conditions Transparency 5/10,  Seeing 7/10, Temperature  + 14° C