NGC 7582, NGC 7590 and NGC 7599

"I imaged with and without the reducer that night and there was no detectable change in FWHM values. Excellent value!"
Daniel Verschatse - Santiago - Chile
Designation: NGC 7582 (right), NGC 7590 (left) and NGC 7599 (lower left)
Constellation: Grus (Gru)
Description In an area about 15 arcmin wide, this striking field contains three fairly bright and differently oriented spiral galaxies. They form part of a group which includes NGC 7552 - just outside the field of view - and about a dozen fainter galaxies. Situated at declination -42° in the southern constellation of Grus (The Crane) the trio lies about 60 million lightyears beyond the foreground stars.
Exposure LRGB 90:30:40:60 min @ -15°C - RGB binned 2x2
Camera SBIG ST-10XE selfguided + CFW-8 with Astronomik Filterset
Optics RCOS 14.5" Ritchey-Chrétien with AP 0.67X reducer working at f/6.56
Mount Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Software MaxIm DL/CCD, Sigma Pre Beta 11, Adobe Photoshop 6.0
Location - Date - Time Astrofarm - Vicuña (Chile) - 25Sep03 @ 05:00 UTC
Conditions Transparency 7, Seeing 6, Temperature +10°C
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