NGC 1055 Galaxy in Cetus

NGC1055 is a SBb-type and 11.4mag bright galaxy in the constellation of Cetus,not far away frmm the famous Messier-galaxy M77 (

These two are separated by only 442.000 light-years and there could be detected a small and dimm material brigde between them in very deep-surveys.This is part of the Dr. David Martinez-Delgado Star Stream Survey.Quite a lot of these material-streamers could be detected in the inverted-vision- picture down on this page.

Its real distance is about 50 Mio light-years with a real diameter of about 115.000 light-years.To the observer it appears as nearly edged-on with an diameter of 7,6 arc-minutes.

It was first detected in 1783 by Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel.



RA.:  02h 41m 45,00s
Decl.:+00° 26′ 38,4″


image data:

NGC1055 Galaxy in Cetus LRGB image with L = 24x1200s, RGB = 8x1200s each,a total of 16.0 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 83%-sized view of the total CCD-field.By clicking inside you can get a full resolution picture:

here is close-up view of NGC1055:


this inverted picture shows the delicate streamers of NGC1055 more clearly:


Last modified on Wednesday, 14 December 2016 14:58

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