NGC 7606 (MCG-02-59-012) Galaxy in Aquarius

Located at: RA 23 hours 19 minutes 05 seconds, Dec -08 degrees 29 minutes 08 seconds

Size: 5.7' x 2.2' Magnitude: 11.5 blue Class: SA(s)b HII

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

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

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 400 minutes (40 x 10 minute subs), 11/29 & 12/4/2015; seeing 2.8-5.0 FWHM 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:

This November and December have been very frustrating, mostly very clear in November, but offshore winds (Santa Ana's) made the seeing terrible. December has started out mostly calm, but lots of high clouds. I added one more night (9th) of better seeing, but the 9th had a thin cirrus overcast all night; the extra 2 hours didn't seem to add too much to the original 40 subs. Used 52 out of 69 subs, tossing subs over 5 arc sec. See what a 7 arc second sub looks like!

From the NGC / IC Project:

NGC 7606 = MCG -02-59-012
23 19 05.1 -08 29 05
V = 10.8;  Size 5.4x2.1;  SB = 13.3;  PA = 145d

13.1": fairly bright, large, elongated 2:1 NNW-SSE, weak concentration, diffuse
halo, possible faint stellar nucleus.  Bracketed between two mag 12/13 stars
which lie 3' N and 2.5' S of center. 11/5/83

8": faint, elongated. 11/8/80


- by Steve Gottlieb