NGC 185 (UGC 396) Galaxy in Cassiopeia

Located at: RA 00 hours 38 minutes 58 seconds, Dec +48 degrees 20 minutes 14 seconds

Size: 11.9' x 10.1' Magnitude: 10.1 blue Class: E3 pec (dSph/dE3)*

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 8" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

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

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 930 minutes  (93 x 10 minute subs), 10/28/29/30/31/2009; seeing 1.7-3.5 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 1.6.0.5, 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 185
NGC 0185 = UGC 00396 = MCG +08-02-010 = CGCG 550-009 = PGC 02329
00 38 57.2 +48 20 15
V = 9.2;  Size 11.7x10.0;  SB = 14.3;  PA = 35d

17.5": bright, very large, slightly elongated ~E-W, broad concentration but no 
nucleus. Three mag 14 stars are at the W, NW and SW ends.  Higher surface 
brightness than N147.  The brightest globular is located 8' N of center and is a 
marginal object at high power (see description).  This is a satellite system of 
M31 and a Local Group member.

8": fairly faint, fairly large, diffuse, N147 58' WNW.

- by Steve Gottlieb
* NED Classification