NGC 7619+7620 / Pegasus I Cluster in Pegasus
Exposure time total:
11.1mag - NGC 7619 / 11.2mag - NGC 7626
Astro-Physics 175mm f/8 Starfire EDF with field flattener (f=1452mm)
10micron GM3000 HPS
L 36x6 min, RGB 12x6 min each
Moravian G4-16000 with Baader filters
Image acquisition by CEDIC team
(Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Markus Blauensteiner, Michael Hanl)
Image processing by Bernhard Hubl
NGC 7619 and NGC 7626 are the two dominant elliptical
galaxy members of the Pegasus I galaxy group. The Pegasus I cluster
contains perhaps 13 galaxies at a distance of 150 Mio light-years.
This galaxy group is embedded in clouds of galactic cirrus.
These clouds, which are better visible in the stretched luminance image,
are part of our own Milky Way and hang only
hundreds of light-years above our galactic plane, dimly reflecting starlight.
150 Mio Ly