NGC 278 (UGC 528) Galaxy in Cassiopeia

Located at: RA 00 hours 52 minutes 05 seconds, Dec +47 degrees 33 minutes 00 seconds

Size: 2.2' x 2.2' Magnitude: 11.5 blue Class: SAB(rs)b

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

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

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 620 minutes (62 x 10 minute subs), 09/22/23/24/2015; seeing 2.1-3.6 per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.90.5589.16047, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

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

Notes: As the brightening moon entered the southern skies, I once again moved to the northeast for imaging.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 278
NGC 0278 = UGC 00528 = MCG +08-02-016 = CGCG 550-016 = PGC 03051
00 52 04.3 +47 33 02
V = 10.8;  Size 2.1x2.0;  SB = 12.2

17.5": bright, moderately large, round, bright core, stellar nucleus.  Located 
3' S of mag 8.8 SAO 36725.

- by Steve Gottlieb