NGC 1560 (UGC 3060, MCG+12-05-005) Galaxy in Camelopardalis

Located at: RA 04 hours 32 minutes 49 seconds, Dec +71 degrees 53 minutes 02 seconds

Size: 9.8' x 1.7' Magnitude: 12.2 blue Class: SA(s)d sp HII

North is up

West to the right


 8" f5 Newtonian reflector


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


Lumicon Red filter, 1090 minutes  (109 x 10 minute subs), 11/28/29/30 & 12/2/2009; seeing 2.5-4.9 FWHM per CCDStack


CCDStack, Photoshop 7.0


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

Notes: This faint NGC galaxy was taken near full moon ... with the first three days very clear, but the seeing poor (courtesy of the offshore Santa Ana winds), and the last day with good seeing, but very hazy, increasing the background sky count to over 24000 ADU. See the 14.5" version.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 1560
NGC 1560 = UGC 03060 = MCG +12-05-005 = CGCG 328-006 = FGC 71A = PGC 15488
04 32 48.9 +71 52 59
V = 11.4;  Size 9.8x1.7;  SB = 14.3;  PA = 23d

17.5" (2/20/95): fairly faint, very large, 6'x1', low surface brightness edge-on 
SSW-NNE.  Broad weak concentration with no distinct core but there a central 2' 
brightening.  A mag 13 star is embedded on the preceding side of the NNE 
extension.  The galaxy appears to extend very faintly beyond this towards a mag 
12 star further N.  Another mag 13 star is superimposed at the SSW end and a 
brighter mag 11.5 star is just following the tip of this extension.

8" (1/1/84): very faint, fairly large, edge-on SSW-NNE, low even surface 
brightness.  Appears as a ghostly streak.

Tempel's RA in list IX is 1 tmin preceding U03060 = M+12-05-005 = Z328-006.  
Incorrectly equated with Bigourdan's IC 2062 in RC2, UGC and CGCG.  According to 
Harold Corwin IC 2062 is a faint star observed on the same night as N1560 at 04 
32 02.7 +71 55 14 (2000).

- by Steve Gottlieb
Historical Research Notes / Correction for NGC 1560
NGC 1560 is not IC 2062 as I supposed in RC2.  I2062 (which see) is a star.
 - Dr. Harold G. Corwin, Jr.
The galaxy NGC 1560 is NOT = IC 2062.  
IC 2062, found by Bigourdan near NGC 1560, this has turned out to be nothing 
more than a star.  Bigourdan's offsets point precisely to the star, and were 
made on the same nights as his observations of N1560, so there is no 
possibility that this might be a reobservation of N1560 (as suggested by
CGCG, and as believed by me until I saw Bigourdan's observations).
 - Dr. Harold G. Corwin, Jr.