This Galaxy-Group,also named ARP332, consists of various small galaxies,the brightest of which is NGC1228 (13.3mag).Sized only 1.6 by 0.8 arc-minutes,it´s still the largest member of this group.
NGC1229 is a Seyfert-galaxy type 2 and forms with the other NGC-objects a physical galaxy-chain.
Located in the constellation of Eridanus,all these galaxies were fist seen by Francis Leavenwor thin 1886.
Ra.: 03h 08min 11.7sec.
Decl.: -22° 55´22"
LRGB image with L = 19x1200s, RGB = 9x1200s each,a total of 15.3 hours
80cm f/7 AstroOptik Keller corrected cassegrain FLI Proline 16803,Astrodon LRGB GenII filters
Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile,remote controlled image
processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken
here is a 92% FOV-picture of the FLI-16803-CCD-camera.Click here for full resolution
this is a labeled version for identifying the members of this galaxy-group
here is a more detailed look to this galaxy-group: