NGC 147 (UGC 326) Galaxy in Cassiopeia

Located at: RA 00 hours 33 minutes 12 seconds, Dec +48 degrees 30 minutes 28 seconds

Size: 13.2' x 7.7' Magnitude: 10.5 blue Class: E5 pec (dSph/dE5)*

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 8" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

  ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -10c & 15c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 840 minutes  (84 x 10 minute subs), 10/22/23/25/26/2009; seeing 1.8-3.5 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 1.6.0.4, Photoshop 7.0

Location:

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

Notes:* NGC 147 and NGC 185 are two satellite galaxies of M 31 (the 'Great Galaxy in Andromeda'). I shot these two dwarf galaxies with long exposures during the October 'moon up' period.

See the 14.5" version.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 147
NGC 0147 = UGC 00326 = MCG +08-02-005 = CGCG 550-006 = PGC 02004
00 33 11.7 +48 30 27
V = 9.5;  Size 13.2x7.8;  SB = 14.5;  PA = 25d

17.5" (10/13/90): fairly faint, very large, elongated almost 2:1 SSW-NNE, 5'x3', 
very low almost even surface brightness.  Contains a faint stellar nucleus or a 
mag 13.5 star is superimposed just N of center.  Gradually fades into 
background.  This is a satellite system of M31 and a Local Group member.

17.5" (8/29/92): appears larger (8'x4') using 20mm Nagler in White Mountains.

8": very faint, moderately large, slightly elongated, diffuse.

- by Steve Gottlieb
*  NED Classification