NGC 7424

NGC 7424 (2016) (OO) (40)

NGC 7424

NGC 7424 is a barred spiral galaxy in Grus at a distance of about 40 MLY.

NGC 7424 is very similar in size to the Milky Way. It is called a “grand design” galaxy because of its well defined spiral arms and the fact that this galaxy is not gravitationally bound to any other galaxy.

The central yellowish section of NGC 7424 is mostly made up of older stars while the makeup of  the  blue arms consists of younger stars along with the many tiny red HII regions.

 

Telescope.  16 Inch F 4.5 Newtonian.

Camera.  S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposure and Date.  15 x 900 sec.  Sept 2016.

Location.  (Wiruna) Ilford N.S.W.