Deep Sky Object in Winter
NGC1332 (Galaxy in Eridanus)
|Date & Time: ||Dec 27 2003, from 21:35 to 21:52 JST(+0900)
|Composed 3 shots with 8 minutes exposed|
|Optical: ||Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
|Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
|Digital Camera: ||Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
|Location: ||Ooizumi vil., Yamanashi pref.
|Camera Settings: ||Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3024×2016)|
|CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600, White Balance...Auto|
NGC1332 is a small lenticular galaxy positioned between tau4 and tau5 of Eridanus, has a long axis of 5 arc minutes and brightness of 11.4th magnitude.
You can see a bright central core easily through scopes, and long lump of light of halo is stretching in east-west direction.
|NGC1332 / Galaxy, type S0-|
|R.A.||03h 26m 17.3s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||-21° 20' 09" (2000.0)|
|Distance||60 million light yrs.|
|Group of Galaxies||Eridanus Cluster|
|Other IDs||ESO548-18, MCG-4-9-11|