NGC 7497 is barred spiral galaxy of Hubble-type SBc in the northern constellation Pegasus.
It is situated at a distance of 84 million light-years from us and extends to a diameter of approx. 100.000 light-years.
The galaxy seems to be embedded in a dim dusty structure that is actually condensed dust and gas within our milky-way.
These faint structures are known as Integrated Flux Nebula (IFN), only lit by the light of the milky-way itself.
The molecular cloud is named MBM 54 and resides in about 1000 light-years distance.
LRGB (400-140-140-180 min) total 14,3 h, north is up, seeing 0.8-1.2 arc-sec,
80cm f/7 Astrooptik Keller cassegrain, FLI PL-16803, Astrodon gen2 filters, Prompt 7 CTIO Chile
Processing: Johannes Schedler
Find an uncropped LRGB image in 30/70% size and an extremely stretched inverted image in 30% size below.