This is a 13 minute exposure with an ST-9E CCD camera thru Kopernik's 20-inch F/8.1 Ritchey Chretien Cassegrain telescope taken on Nov. 7th, 2001 at 2:10 UT. The field of view is 8x8 arc minutes with North at the top.
Galaxy PGC 66592:
This spiral galaxy lies behind the Cygnus region Milky Way. It is very much dimmed and reddened by the dust in our galaxy. Because of this reddening it is closer and brighter than it appears. Based on its published red-shift, a rough distance estimate for PGC 66592 is 205 million light years.
Classification: Sb, Spiral Galaxy
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George Normandin, KAS
November 15th, 2001