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NGC 1187 Galaxy in Eridanus

This 10,6mag bright and 5,5´x 4,2´arc-minutessized galaxy can be found in the constellation of Eridanus.Its real distance is about 59 Mio.light-years an was first seen by William Herschel on 9.December 1784.The type is SB(r)c,a fine spiral figure to which we look nearly from above.Since 1982 there were observed two Supernova-explosions.

 

position:

RA.:   03h 02m 37,6s
Decl.:     -22° 52′ 02"

 

image data:

LRGB image with L = 28x1200s, RGB = 8x1200s each,a total of 17.3 hours 80cm f/7 AstroOptik Keller corrected cassegrain

FLI Proline 16803, Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile,remote controlled

image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken

 

 here you see a 77%-field of view of the used CCD-sensor.Click inside fpr full resolution

 

 

 this is a larger view to NGC1187:

here you can take a look to ESO´s-VLT picture of NGC1187

Last modified on Friday, 03 February 2017 15:32

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