Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Columba (Col)  ·  Contains:  NGC 1808
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NGC 1808, 



    
        

            Warren A. Keller
NGC 1808
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            Warren A. Keller
NGC 1808
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Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4049616

RA center: 5h 7' 42"

DEC center: -37° 30' 50"

Pixel scale: 0.409 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 292.182 degrees

Field radius: 0.164 degrees


Resolution: 2393x1606

Description

NGC 1808 in Columba is an (R)SAB(s)b barred spiral some 35,000 light-years across, and 40,000,000 ly distant. This beautiful Seyfert galaxy is of the starburst type, characterized by vigorous star formation as evidenced by the jets of hydrogen and dust spewing from its active core. NGC 1808, a prominent radio source, is distinguished by its complex, seemingly multiple nuclei, and lovely but warped dim outer arms. I am very pleased to have collaborated with my observing partner Dr. Steve Mazlin who produced this wonderfully detailed luminance, while I provided the chrominance. This data was acquired in 2012 at SSRO.

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NGC 1808, 



    
        

            Warren A. Keller