NGC157 Galaxy in Cetus

This fine SAB(rs)bc-typed barred spiral-galaxy,named NGC157, can be found as a 4.2' x 2.7' large and 10.5mag bright fuzzy dot in the constellation of Cetus,even with smaller instruments (>4" aperture).

About 77mio.light-years away,it was first detected by William Herschel in 1783.

There are many star-forming-regions along its bright arms.

In the year 2009 a Typ-I-Supernova could be observed in NGC157.



position (epoch 2000):

RA.: 00h 34m 46.8s
Decl.: −08° 23′ 47.4″


image data:

LRGB image with L = 24x1200s, RGB = 8x1200s each,a total of 16.0 hours

80cm f/7 AstroOptik Keller corrected cassegrain FLI Proline 16803 Astrodon LRGB Gen-II filters

Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile,remote controlled

image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken


here you can see NGC157 in 75%-FOV of our instrument (17´x 17´).

To get full resolution click here

this is a more detailed view of NGC157:

click here for a look at NGC157 with the HAWK-I instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT)


Last modified on Wednesday, 06 November 2019 16:01

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