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Contains:  NGC 1530
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NGC 1530, 


            Gary Imm
NGC 1530

NGC 1530

Technical card

Resolution: 2843x2090

Dates:Sept. 23, 2019Sept. 24, 2019

Astrodon Blue 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 30x120" (gain: 111.00) -12C bin 1x1
Astrodon Green 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 30x120" (gain: 111.00) -12C bin 1x1
Astrodon Lum 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 60x120" (gain: 111.00) -12C bin 1x1
Astrodon Red 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 30x120" (gain: 111.00) -12C bin 1x1

Integration: 5.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 24.11 days

Avg. Moon phase: 29.83% job: 3077363

RA center: 4h 23' 26"

DEC center: +75° 17' 49"

Pixel scale: 0.494 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 2.670 degrees

Field radius: 0.242

Locations: Backyard (Mag 20.8 - New Moon), Onalaska, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard


This object is a barred spiral galaxy located 110 million light years away in the constellation of Camelopardalis at a declination of +75 degrees. The galaxy spans 6 arc-minutes in our apparent view, which corresponds to a diameter of 125,000 light years.

The structure of this galaxy is beautiful and fascinating. The core is one of the most complicated and interesting that I have imaged, with distinct dust lanes, bright Ha areas, and changing colors. The bar is broad but immensely long, ending in two gracefully sweeping bars which make huge, 180 degree turns. Many star clusters are visible throughout the galaxy. It looks to me like some disturbance is present in the bars but it is not clear how it has been caused, with no obvious companion present.

Usually star formation is weak is strongly barred galaxies, but this galaxy is an exception. This galaxy looks like the more famous NGC 3718, although this galaxy is much larger and much further away. Unlike that galaxy, NGC 1530 is not a member of a galaxy cluster.



Gary Imm
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NGC 1530, 


            Gary Imm