NGC895 Galaxy in Cetus

NGC895 is  a 3,6′ × 2,6′ sized and 11,7mag bright galaxy in the constallation of Cetus.It is typed  SA(s)cd and has a real distance of about 120mio.light-years from us.

In September 2003 there could be observed the 17.5mag bright supernova SN2003id.

It was first seen bý William Herschel in 1785.


position (epoch 2000):

Ra.: 02h 21m 36,5s
Decl.: -05° 31′ 17″


image data:

LRGB image from

L = 22x1200s

RGB = 8x1200s each

a total of 15.3hours

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 see a 20.2 arc-min.squared star-field in Cetus with the galaxy NGC895 ih the middle.

For full resolution click HERE


a more detailed view of NGC895 can be seen here:


Last modified on Wednesday, 05 February 2020 16:47

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