NGC 908 Galaxy in Cetus

NGC908 is a fairly bright spiral galaxy (type SA(s)C) in the constellation of Cetus of a visual magnitude of m10.5. The real distance is about 55 million light-years,its apparent size is 6.0. x 2.6 arc minutes.

It is a starburst galaxy with intense star-formation areas.Its morphology  is very peculiar and there must have been a close encounter with another not yet known galaxy.

There were observed two supernovae;one in 1994 and another in 2004.Its the main galaxy of a little galaxy group,further containing NGC 899, NGC 907 and IC 223.



RA.:  02h 23m 04.6s
Decl.:     −21° 14′ 02″

image data:

L = 22x1200s, RGB = 8x1200s each,totally 15.33 hours,80cm f/7 Astrooptik Keller corrected cassegrain, FLI Proline 16803

Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile,remote controlled

image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken


 here is a 75% field of view look at NGC908:

here you can see a close-up of NGC908:

for a look at this galaxy ESO´s VLT click HERE


Last modified on Saturday, 22 October 2016 12:36

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