NGC 1055 (UGC 2173) Galaxy in Cetus

Located at: RA 02 hours 41 minutes 45 seconds, Dec +00 degrees 26 minutes 31 seconds

Size: 7.6' x 2.6' Magnitude: 11.4 blue Class: SBb: sp

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 minutes) 02/5/6/7/2007; seeing 2.7-3.6 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 image replaces a 175 minute unfiltered image from 01/28/2006.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 1055

NGC 1055 = UGC 02173 = MCG +00-07-081 = CGCG 388-095 = PGC 10208
02 41 45.2 +00 26 31
V = 10.6;  Size 7.6x2.7;  SB = 13.7;  PA = 105d

17.5" (11/14/87): fairly bright, fairly large, very elongated 3:1 WNW-ESE, 
broadly concentrated halo.  A mag 11 star is just off the NW flank 1.2' from the 
center.  Located 7' SE of mag 6.8 SAO 110689 and 7' SW of mag 7.8 SAO 110692.  
Member of the M77 group.

13" (9/3/83): fairly faint, elongated WNW-ESE.  A mag 12 star is 1' N.

8" (11/8/80): faint, elongated.  Located 30' NNW of M77.

- by Steve Gottlieb