NGC 7331
Object: NGC 7331
Equipment: Celestron 14 (C14) @ about f/7 (Astro-Physics CCD reducer) and SBIG ST-10XME camera on Astro-Physics 1200GTO mount
Exposure/Processing: LRGB (88min L, 18min RGB) 180 and 300s exposures; Maxim DL 4 and PhotoShop CS2 processing
Location/Date: Gainesville, Florida; December 28, 2008

NGC 7331 is brightest galaxy visible in the constellation Pegasus. It is a 10.3 magnitude spiral galaxy (inclined) 10.6 x 3.8 minutes apparent size at RA: 22h 37m; Dec: +34.4°. Distance / size are 43-55 million light years away with 132,341 light year diameter. A Galaxy group ( NGC 7335, 7336 and 7337 ) is visible above NGC 7331 approximately 500 light years distant. North is to the right side of the field.

Other Information/References:
Kopernik Observatory
Atlas of the Universe

Spitzer Space Telescope Infrared Images