NGC1232 with its satellite galaxy NGC1232A is a 9.8 mag bright faced-on galaxy in the constellation of Eridanus. It is of type SAB(rs)c an has the size of 7,4´x 6.5´arc-minutes. The real distance is about 75 million light-years away from us. It was discovered in Oct. 1784 by William Herschel. The unusual structure of the small satellite galaxy NGC1232A seems to be caused by the bending of its spiral arms.
RA.: 03h 09m 45,44s
Decl.: -20° 34′ 44,6″
LRGB L=16x1200s RGB=8x1200s each,total 13.3 h, north is down, seeing 0.8-1.2"
80cm f/7 Astrooptik Keller corrected Cassegrain, FLI PL 16803, Baader Filters, Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile , remote controlled
Image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken
here is a look of 80% of the CCDs-field-size.For full resolution click on the image.
here you can see a larger version of the galaxy:
here you can find a picture taken with ESO´s VLT