NGC 772 (UGC 1466, Arp 78) Galaxy in Aries

Located at: RA 01 hours 59 minutes 30 seconds, Dec +19 degrees 00 minutes 30 seconds

Size: 7.2' x 4.2' Magnitude: 11.1 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, 820 minutes (82 x 10 minute subs), 01/8/10/11/12/2013; seeing 3.5-5.0 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

 CCDStack 2.62.4434.29317, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

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

Notes: Another round of off-shore winds made for clear skies, but poor seeing.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 772
NGC 0772 = UGC 01466 = MCG +03-06-011 = CGCG 461-018 = Arp 78 = 
LGG  040-002 = PGC 07525
01 59 19.8 +19 00 30
V = 10.3;  Size 7.2x4.3;  Surf Br = 13.9;  PA = 130d

18" (12/3/05): bright, very large, elongated 4:3 WNW-ESE, roughly  
4'x3'.  The halo is nonsymmetric and more extensive on the NW side  
with a very strong impression of a spiral arm attached on the north  
side and sweeping to the west (confirmed on image).  Forms a pair  
with much fainter N770 3.5' SSW.

13.1" (11/5/83): bright, moderately large, slightly elongated, sharp  
concentration.  Forms a close pair with N770 3.5' SSW.

8" (10/4/80): fairly faint, fairly large, oval, bright core, two mag  
11 stars to SE.

- by Steve Gottlieb