NGC 660 (UGC 1201, LEDA 6318) Galaxy in Pisces

Located at: RA 01 hours 43 minutes 02 seconds, Dec +13 degrees 38 minutes 39 seconds

Size: 8.3' x 3.1' Magnitude: 12.0 blue Class: SB(s)a pec HII

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

  ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -10c & -15c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 1370 minutes (137 x 10 minute subs) 11/18/19/21/22/23/24/2016 & 12/17/22/24/2017; seeing 2.3-4.7 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: NGC 660 was imaged most of last week to get a better image than last year. Still had issues with the weather (high clouds), but took enough images to get by. See the 8" version.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 660

NGC 0660 = UGC 01201 = MCG +02-05-013 = CGCG 437-012 = PGC 06318
01 43 01.7 +13 38 35
V = 11.2;  Size 8.3x3.2;  SB = 14.6;  PA = 170d

17.5": fairly bright, large, oval SW-NE, broadly concentrated halo, mottled.  A 
mag 14 double star is 1.8' ESE of center.  Located 10' SE of mag 8.1 SAO 92589.  
U01195 lies 22' NNW.

- by Steve Gottlieb