M 74 (NGC 628, UGC 1149) Galaxy in Pisces

Located at: RA 01 hours 36 minutes 42 seconds, Dec +15 degrees 47 minutes 00 seconds

Size: 10.5' x 9.5' Magnitude: 10.0 blue Class: SA(s)c HII

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 8" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -25c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Deep Sky filter, 500 minutes (50 x 10 minute subs), 12/21/29/2007, seeing 3.2-5.6 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 1.3.2, Photoshop 7.0

Location:

 Rolling Roof Observatory, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (+34d 13m 29s -118h 52m 20s)

Notes:

This images replaces a 285 minute unfiltered sequence from 01/10 & 01/12/2006. See the 14.5" version.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 628

NGC 0628 = M74 = U01149 = MCG +03-05-011 = PGC 05974
01 36 41.6 +15 47 03
V = 9.4;  Size 10.5x9.5;  SB = 14.2

17.5": bright, large, round, very bright core.  A spiral arm is attached at the 
east side of core winding towards the west along the south side.  A dark gap is 
visible between the arm and the main central portion.  Several stars are 
superimposed in the halo.

8": very small bright core surrounded by a large faint halo.

- by Steve Gottlieb