NGC 7497 Spiral Galaxy embedded in IFN Nebula

NGC 7497 is barred spiral galaxy of Hubble-type SBc in the northern constellation Pegasus.
It is situated at a distance of 84 million light-years from us and extends to a diameter of approx. 100.000 light-years.
The galaxy seems to be embedded in a dim dusty structure that is actually condensed dust and gas within our milky-way.
These faint structures are known as Integrated Flux Nebula (IFN), only lit by the light of the milky-way itself.
The molecular cloud is named MBM 54 and resides in about 1000 light-years distance.

Image data:
LRGB (400-140-140-180 min) total 14,3 h, north is up, seeing 0.8-1.2 arc-sec,
80cm f/7 Astrooptik Keller cassegrain, FLI PL-16803, Astrodon gen2 filters, Prompt 7 CTIO Chile

Processing: Johannes Schedler

Find an uncropped LRGB image in 30/70% size and an extremely stretched inverted image in 30% size below.

Last modified on Sunday, 02 October 2022 18:42

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