NGC 7497

NGC 7497, 60 million light years distant in the constellation Pegasus, appears behind this interstellar dust less than a thousand light years distant. This dust is very dimly lit by the combined starlight of our own Milky Way galaxy and in this area it is catalogued as MBM 54. The image also features many stars and a several background galaxies. Some of the stars are closer to Earth than MBM 54 and appear sharp and distinct and some are more distant. The more distant objects will therefore appear fuzzy if they are viewed though dust and nebulosity.

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NGC 7479 behind some interstellar dust

Telescope: 16″ f3.75 Dream Scope
Camera: FLI ML16803
Mount: ASA DDM85
Exposure: 10 hours (66x300s L + 3x18x300s RGB)
Acquisition: August 2021
Location: Southern Alps, France

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original FOV

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