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NGC 1055, 


            Frank Colosimo

NGC 1055

Technical card

Resolution: 1663x1252

Dates:Jan. 2, 2014

Frames: 54x520"

Integration: 7.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 1.21 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.65% job: 2396842

Locations: Blue Mountain Vista Observatories, New Ringgold, Pennsylvania, United States

Data source: Backyard


NGC 1055 is a mag 11.4 edge-on spiral galaxy located in the constellation Cetus. It has a bulging core crossed by a wide, knotty, dark lane of dust and gas. The spiral arm structure appears to lie above the galaxy's plane. It is 52 million light years away. A pair of bright, beautiful foreground stars, gold and blue, lie near the galaxy.

Date: late Nov 2013 - early Jan 2014
Location: New Ringgold PA
Optics: Hyperion 12.5 inch f/9 2532mm focal length
Mount: Paramount ME
Camera: Apogee Alta U8300 Camera
Guiding: SBIG ST-402 on an On Axis Guider from Innovations Foresight
Exposure: LRGB: L- 18x10 min R-12x8 min, G- 11x8 min, B- 13x8 min, for a total of 7.8 hours
Processing: Image acquisition using CCD Autopilot. Initial processing was done using Maxim DL with subsequent processing with Photoshop.



Frank Colosimo
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons


  • NGC 1055, 


            Frank Colosimo
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    NGC 1055, 


            Frank Colosimo


Mirrored, for accuracy and plate solving


NGC 1055, 


            Frank Colosimo

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