NGC 488 (UGC 907) Galaxy in Pisces

Located at: RA 01 hours 21 minutes 47 seconds, Dec +05 degrees 15 minutes 25 seconds

Size: 6.6' x 5.3' Magnitude: 10.2 visual Class: SA(r)b

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 8" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

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

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 920 minutes  (92 x 10 minute subs), 11/14/15/16/17/2009; seeing 2.6-4.5 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: From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 488

NGC 0488 = UGC 00907 = MCG +01-04-033 = CGCG 411-033 = PGC 04946
01 21 46.8 +05 15 25
V = 10.3;  Size 5.2x3.9;  SB = 13.4;  PA = 15d

17.5": bright, large, very bright core, oval 4:3 ~N-S.  A mag 11 star is at the 
S edge, 1.6' SSE of center and a mag 10 star lies 3' SW.  Located 9' W of mag 
8.3 SAO 109832.  In a group with N490 8' NE, N488 5.5' N and N500 18' NE.

- by Steve Gottlieb