Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 1532 & NGC 1531Other name: ESO 359-27
RA: 4h 12.1m DEC: -32° 52'
Constellation: ERI
Type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 9.9
Size: 11.6' x 3.4'
PA: 33°
Surface brightness: 13.8
Classification: SBb
Description: B,vL,vmE32,psmbM
Notes: NGC 1531 np 2',Nearly edge-on
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Wicherina, Greenough, Australia
Date: 10/11.1.2010 0:35
Instrument: Newton 254/1200 mm
Magnification: 239xFilter: -
Field: 17'Seeing: 3
Background sky: 1NE lim mag: 7.5
Visuality: IHeight: 59°
Weather: +16°C, windy
Description: An interesting pair of galaxies. 10 mag NGC 1532 has a complex mixture of bright spots and dark lanes on the SW half. It's difficult to detach clearly what kind of structure there really is. In photographs galaxy appears to be a near edge-on spiral galaxy. This could be nice with larger scope.
Updated: 15.9.2010 21:26