NGC 925 – A Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum

This is a tough galaxy to shoot. There is not a lot of light coming from this dim galaxy and therefore, it does not look as pretty. NGC 925 is a barred and somewhat distorted spiral galaxy located about 30 million light-years away in the constellation Triangulum. NGC 925 has at least 132 cataloged HII regions. Some of these red-pink areas are visible in the image.

I have shot this galaxy in 2017 too, but, I was not happy, so I shot it one more time.

Also notice some small galaxies. PGC 2029584 on upper right corner is shaped like S and is about 205 million light years away.  A smaller galaxy on upper left corner named PGC 2036568 is also a rather distant galaxy.

Took this image over 12.5 hours. (Luminance 24 images of 20 minutes each and RGB color data of 9 images of 10 minutes each)

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