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NGC 1530


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About this observation
David Swan
Time of observation
22/10/2017 - 21:08
NGC 1530
Observing location
Tynemouth, UK
Scope: 200mm SCT at f/6.3
Camera: ASI178MM
Filter: Baader UV/IR cut
Software: Firecapture and DeepSkyStacker
72 x 5s
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Time stated is the midpoint of capture and is UT.

I recently bought the Cambridge Photographic Atlas of Galaxies, and I've been selecting some interesting ones to image myself.

Summarising the book entry for this object, the galaxy is (obviously!) a barred spiral, of type SB(rs)b. There are different estimates for the distance of this galaxy from us - 80 or 113 million light years away. It is between 100 and 150 thousand light years in diameter.

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