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Astr110 Photography Projects, Fall 2007

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Deer Lick Group(NGC 7331), Doug Andersen

Deer Lick Group

The Deer Lick Group is a galaxy located about 50 million light years away.  It is a SBC galaxy and it is also one of the larger galaxies currently known.  Has a diameter of about 130,000 light years with an estimated total mass of 300 billion suns.  The Deer Lick Group is found in the Pegasus Spur of galaxies. 


The Deer Lick Group is a group of galaxies. the large, bright object shown to the right is among the largest galaxies known.  It is far larger than any other object in the image as it is one of the largest galaxies known to man.  Included in this picture are several other galaxies shown, that are known within Pegasus. They are the bright objects with a cloudy haze around them. There are a total of 8 galaxies shown in the picture.The linear diameter of the Deer Lick Group is 38 thousand light years by 121 thousand light years

References:
de Regt, Mark . "Deer Lick Group NGC7331." Galaxy Group in Pegasus. 13 Nov. 2007 <http://www.de-regt.com/Astronomy/DeerLick.htm>.

Sanqunetti, Doug . NCG7331 Deer Lick Group. 13 Nov. 2007 <http://www.dougsastro.net/astrophotos/ngc/ngc7331.htm>.

Right Ascension (J2000) 22:37:6
Declination (J2000) 35:25:00
Filters used blue(B), green(V), red(R), and clear(C)
Exposure time per filter 5x60 seconds in C, 300 seconds in BVR
Date observed

October 23, 2007 (C)
October 23, 2007 (BVR)