NGC 7640

About image
NGC 7640 is a barred spiral galaxy in Andromeda constellation.
It has apparent diameter of 10.5’x1.8’ and a magnitude 11.3; its distance from the Earth is 29 million of light years.
Its spiral structure is not so evident due to the angle of view: anyway it can be observed some distortion in the galaxy structure, so it is likely that in the past there was a gravitational interaction with another galaxy.
This is my first image of a galaxy taken with the GSO RC12 OTA.

Technical data
Optic            GSO RC12 Truss - Aperture 304mm, focal lenght 2432mm, f/8
Mount          10Micron GM2000 HPSII
Camera           Moravian G3-16200 with external filter wheel 7 positions
Filters        Astrodon Gen2 E-Serie Tru-Balance 50mm unmounted LRGB
Guiding system      OAG Moravian M68 with guide camera Moravian G1-0301
Exposure details    L 22x600" bin2 -20C
            R 15x300" bin2 -20C
                          G 15x300" bin2 -20C
            B 15x300" bin2 -20C
Total integration    7.4h
Acquisition        Voyager, PHD2
Processing        Pixinsight 1.8, Photoshop CS5
SQM-L         21.4    
Location         Promiod (Aosta Valley, Italy), own remote observatory
Date             29 August / 2-3 September 2019

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