NGC 7793

NGC 7793

NGC 7793 is classed as a flocculent spiral galaxy in Sculptor at a distance of 13 MLY. It is part of the Sculptor Group.

A small red nebula on the outskirts of the galaxy, named P13 is believed to be a micro-quasar  associated with a 15 mass black hole and a 20 mass companion star producing this huge bubble of hot gas and powerful jets and is about 1000 light across. The micro- quasar is the bright red spot to the right of bright star on edge. (4 o’clock position)

There are numerous small and faint background galaxies scattered across the field.

F.O.V.    40 x 40 min of arc.

Telescope.   Orion Optics UK  AG12.

Camera.   S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposure and Date.     30 x 600 sec.   Sept 2019

Location.    (Wiruna)  Ilford N.S.W.