NGC 7331 - unbarred spiral galaxy in Pegasus (part of "Deer Lick Group")   (image above is reduced-size crop | other sizes:  medium , large)
  Distance: 40 million light years (NGC 7331)
  *** Small group of galaxies above NGC 7331 --- are ~300 million light years away!

Telescope TPO 12" Truss-tube RC @ f/8 (first light!!!)
Mount Astro-Physics AP1100GTO (on ATS pier)
Camera QSI 690wsg @ -10C
Filters Astrodon Tru-Balance I-Series LRGB Gen 2
Guider SX Lodestar
Settings 11x5min (bin1x1); 4x5min ea RGB (bin2x2); AstroArt5, PI, CS4 (uncropped, 10xdarks/flats/fdarks/bias)

5 Sep 2023 - Las Cruces, NM

This image is LRGB.

PUBLISHED in BBC Sky at Night Magazine!!! January 2024 Issue
This FIRST LIGHT just blew me away. The best ever I had before this (using my TOA-130F ... no slouch!) can't even come close to this. Focal length and aperture just took this to the next level. The difference in detail is what blew my mind --- super happy and excited!

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