NGC 7793

NCG 7793 — Click on image to enlarge

NGC 7793 is a flocculent spiral galaxy in Sculptor. It has a microquasar in one of the outer arms. The jets coming out of this system are seen as a small bright red triangular-shaped area (with a dimmer shell surrounding) in the lower portion of my image, to the left of center. The area is enlarged in the inset. Please view the following Youtube video for additional information about this fascinating feature:

NGC 7793 – YouTube

Technical details as follows:

Image by SSRO/PROMPT/CTIO in 2011 using a 16″ RCOS at f/11.3, Apogee U9, SBIG 402 guider, and Paramount ME. Image scale 0.41″/pixel. LRGB with 13 hrs lum, 4.5 hrs/channel RGB. Calibration in Maxim, alignment/integration in PixInsight, deconvolution in PixInsight, and everything else in Photoshop.