NGC 1221-3-5 Galaxy-Group in Eridanus

The brightest member of this Eridanus-Galaxy-Group is the 13,5mag bright NGC1221.The real distance is about 400 Mio.light-years and it is of the lenticular-type S0/a.The other galaxies of this group are even dimmer.

NGC1221 was first seen by Francis Leavenworth in 1886.


position (epoch2000):

RA.: 03h 08m 15,6s
Decl.: -04° 15′ 35″


image data:

LRGB image with L = 20x1200s, RGB = 6x1200s each,a total of 12.7 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


this is view to this Galaxy-Group with 95% of the FOV.Click here for full resolution.


here you find the labeled version of the picture above



Last modified on Monday, 29 January 2018 16:43

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