NGC7418, NGC7418A, NGC7421, IC5273 and IC5265

Image taken at Clayton Bay, South Australia

Equipment - FSQ106ED and QSI683-8

Guiding - QSI OAG and SBIG ST-i.

Software - MaximDL, Focusmax, Pinpoint, CCDautopilot 5

LRGB 17 hours

Darks, flats and biases applied

Processed in CCD stack and Photoshop CS6

Object -These galaxies lie on the border of Grus and Piscis Austrinus at a distance of 67 million light years. IC5265 which is a elliptical galaxy has a faint halo from the previous mergers. The z shaped blue galaxy is tidally locked with NGC7418 the central spiral galaxy. It has significant distortion as a result of the interaction.