Stephan’s Quintet galaxy group in Pegasus

Nick Pavelchak
Location of photo
Altamont, NY
Date/Time of photo
imaged Aug/Sep 2016, processed Feb 2018
Celestron C14 Edge, AP900 mount, AP reducer, SBIG 10XME, Astrodon LRGB filters, Optec TCF focuser
Stephan’s Quintet is a group consisting of four interacting galaxies – NGC 7317, NGC 7318A, NGC 7318B and NGC 7319 – and a visual companion, the spiral galaxy NGC 7320. The galaxies are located in Pegasus constellation. The interacting galaxies in Stephan’s Quintet lie at an approximate distance of 300 million light years and will eventually merge into a single large elliptical galaxy. The member of Stephan’s Quintet that is not physically associated with the compact group, NGC 7320, is considerably closer to us, at a distance of 39 million light years. [source:]
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