NGC 1792 Galaxy in Columba

NGC1792 is a hydrogen-rich galaxy of the apparent size of 5.5´x 2.6´ situated in the constellation of Columba.With a brightness of about 10.5mag it can be easily be observed with even mid-sized telescopes from sites far south..

The real distance of this SA(rs)bc-typed spiral galaxy is about 56 mio.light years.Because of its richness of hydrogen,this galaxy must be a place for massive star formation.


position (epoc2000):

Rect.:    05h 05m 15s
Decl.:     -37° 58′ 47″


image data:

LRGB image with L = 27x1200s, RGB = 8x1200s each,a total of 17.0 hours

80cm f/7 AstroOptik Keller corrected cassegrain, FLI Proline 16803

Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile,remote controlled

image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken


 this shows 88% of the FOV of the camera,click  here for full resolution


here is a more detailed view of this hydrogen-rich galaxy: 

Last modified on Friday, 05 January 2018 16:52

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