Antilhue - Chile

NGC 1232 in Eridanus
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Image Data

Designation NGC 1232,  Bennett 10a
Constellation Eridanus  (Eri)
Description This fine mag 10.6 spiral galaxy features a close companion on its lower right  (NGC 1232A)  and uncommon bends in the spiral arms. Both are members of the Eridanus cluster of galaxies and are 70 million lightyears distant. The field of view is approx. 27' x 44' with north on the left.
Exposure LRGB 60:50:40:60 min @ -14C, all 1x1
Camera SBIG ST-10XE selfguided,  CFW-8,  Astronomik Clear IR filter and SBIG (CS) RGB Filterset
Optics Astro-Physics AP155EDFS @ f/7.2 (prime focus)
Mount Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Software MaxIm DL/CCD,  Debloomer, Adobe Photoshop 6.0
Location - Date - Time San Esteban (Chile) - 02Jan2003 - 01:30 UTC for B+G and 03Jan2003 - 01:20 UTC for L+R
Conditions Transparency 6,  Seeing 5, Temperature +13C