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 / Galaxy, type S0-
R.A.03h 26m 17.3s (2000.0)
Dec.-21° 20' 09" (2000.0)
Apparent Size4.7×1.4'
Radial Velocity+1383km/s
Distance60 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesEridanus Cluster
Other IDsESO548-18, MCG-4-9-11
UGCA72, PGC12838
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.



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