Antilhue - Chile

NGC 7582 in Grus
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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 Vicuña (Chile) - 25Sep03 @ 05:00 UTC 
Conditions Transparency 7,  Seeing 6, Temperature +10°C