NGC7331 is a non-barred spiral galaxy in Pegasus, presenting to us almost edge on. It is generally estimated to be about 40 million light years from Earth. It is perhaps
120,000 light years in diameter, similar to our Milky Way galaxy (it is thought to be very similar to our Milky Way galaxy in many ways, other than not having a bar).
Note there are a number of other galaxies in the picture close to NGC7331, highlighted by the four just above NGC7331 in the photo; these four, together with NGC7331, are called "The Deer Lick Group," supposedly "in commemoration of one of the finest nights of viewing EVER, at Deer Lick Gap, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, in the NC mountains," by persons unnamed. All the other galaxies are hundreds of millions of light years away from us, and not in any way (other than visually) connected to NGC7331.
This is the second time I have imaged this target. I had imaged it twenty years earlier from my yard. If you want to compare that image to this one (to see what much darker skies, better equipment, and (hopefully) more skill can do, click here.
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