NGC 488 Galaxy in Pisces

NGC488 is a fine type SA(r)b galaxy,located in the the constellation of Pisces.It has a size of 5.2 x 4.0 arc minutes and a real distance of about 100 million light years.

It is the prototype of a multiarmed spiral-galaxy with very tightly wounded arms.

The apparent magnitude is about 10.5mag.

It was first detected by  William Herschel in 1784.



RA.:     01h 21m 47s
Decl.:    +05° 15′ 18″

image data:

L = 25x1200s, RGB = 9x1200s each,totally 17.33 hours

80cm f/7 Astrooptik Keller corrected cassegrain, FLI Proline 16803, Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile,remote controlled

image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken


this a 90% view of the original CCD-field:

here is a detailed look to NGC488:


Last modified on Saturday, 22 October 2016 11:24

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