ASTRO IMAGES By Doug Wheeland

 

   NGC 1023 - Galaxy in Perseus

NGC 1023                     EQUIPMENT
Telescope ----  12.5" RCOS RC at 114" FL
Mount --------  Astro-Physics AP1200
Camera -------  SBIG ST8E/CFW8
Guided -------  SBIG AO7

             IMAGE INFORMATION
15 Nov. 2003
240 min. Total
30 min. Sub-Exposures
Unfiltered
Acquired Using MaxIm CCD

                      PROCESSING
Data Reduction Using MaxIm DL
Finished Using Adobe Photo Shop

                        LOCATION
Star Ranch Road Observatory
South Western Colorado Springs
Elevation 6500 Feet

 

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This galaxy is perhaps 30 million light years distant.  There is a dwarf galaxy traveling with it, NGC 1023A, that is shown in the image at the left edge of the main galaxy.  Other dwarfs are part of the group.

All Images Copyright Douglas R. Wheeland (c)2003

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