NGC 7331

NGC 7331

NGC 7331 (C30) is a type-Sb spiral galaxy in the constellation Pegasus.     This galaxy is at an estimated distance of about 40 million light years.    Recent X-ray observations (Stockdale, et al. 1998) of NGC7331 have indicated the probable presence of a massive black hole at the center of this galaxy.  More information about NGC 7331 can be found at the SEDS NGC7331 and Wikipedia - NGC7331.  

The above image is a 214-minute unfiltered exposure combined with 40-minutes each through red, green and blue filters for a total exposure of 334-minutes. The images were captured using a William Optics FLT110 4.3" f/7 refractor with an SXV-H9 CCD camera on 20 and 26 October 2008.

Below is a crop of the galaxy region shown at full image resolution.

NGC 7331

Numerous other galaxies are seen in this image and nine of the brighter of these galaxies are labeled in the version below.

NGC 7331

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