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NGC-7640 Spiral galaxy in Andromeda
NGC-7640 is an barred spiral galaxy located in the constellation of Andromeda, about 1 degree south of the 6th magnitude star 9 Andromedae. It lies 29 million light years from Earth and is 60,000 light years in diameter. It was discovered by Sir William Herschel in 1786.
This image, acquired on August 31, 2014, is a 1 hour integration of 6 minute exposures through the Celestron C-11 at f/2, using the HyperStar III imaging system and the Starlight Express SXVR-H694C color CCD camera, operating at -10 degrees below ambient temperature and binned 1 X 1. Guided, captured and combined using Maxim DL5 Pro. Post processed using PhotoShop CS2, Gradient XTerminator, StarShrink, Carboni's Astro Tools and NoiseWare.
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