NGC 1530 (UGC 3013) Galaxy in Camelopardalis

Located at: RA 04 hours 23 minutes 27 seconds, Dec +75 degrees 17 minutes 48 seconds

Size: 4.6' x 2.4' Magnitude: 12.3 blue Class: SB(rs)b

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -20c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

 Lumicon Red filter, 140 minutes (14 x 10 minute subs), 12/5/2016; seeing 2.6-3.6 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.93.6093.26774, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

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

Notes: I may not get much more time this year on this object (wanted at least 60 subs) .... our weather has been continually cloudy/foggy ... and at +75 degrees, it 'sets' into the large branch (see view of branch from inside observatory) before 2100 local time. This is about the best processing I could do with only 14 subs.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 1530
NGC 1530 = UGC 03013 = MCG +13-04-004 = CGCG 327-017 = VII Zw 12 = PGC 15018
04 23 26.7 +75 17 44
V = 11.5;  Size 4.6x2.4;  SB = 13.9;  PA = 17d

13.1": fairly faint, fairly large, very diffuse, almost round, gradual weak 
concentration, no nucleus.

- by Steve Gottlieb