Sunday, August 28, 2016

squeezed in NGC 1023 (Halifax)

I saw the queue was empty. Fired in a job. The BGO robot captured NGC 1023 for me. It is an angled galaxy with a very bright core in Perseus. The east edge of the galaxy appears large and extended. One of the RASC Finest NGCs.

RASC Finest galaxy NGC 1023 in luminance

Luminance only, 60 seconds subexposures, 10 stacked shots. FITS Liberator, GIMP. North is up; left is east.

Spotted faint galaxy LEDA 2140117.

Spotted long oval LEDA 2140229.

Spotted smudge PGC 10133.

Spotted bright, compact LEDA 2139080.

There's something left or east from SAO 55779, not identified in SkyTools 3 Pro.

There's a small but bright oval to the right of GSC 02845-0174.

To the south-east of TYC 02845-0249 1, there appear to be two edge-on galaxies.

To the west of TYC 02845-0249 1, there's a long streak.

The bright star to the left is the double SAO 55779 aka A 1820. The companion is the nearest dim star to the west-south-west.

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Found this target in my SkyTools showpieces list. I removed it. There are far better edge-on galaxies. Also removed it from my View Again list.

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Wikipedia link: NGC 1023.

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