||NGC 1404 (Bennett 20), NGC 1399
(Bennett 19) resp NGC 1387 (Bennett 18) left to right
||03 h 39 min - 35° 27'
||It is not hard to see why Jack
Bennett included the three brightest objects in this image in his list of
comet-like objects. Surprisingly, these mag 9-10 elliptical galaxies
reveal interesting structure and signs of activity, especially in and
around NGC 1399, brightest galaxy in the field. The objects to the
right are elliptical galaxy NGC 1382 and edge-on spiral NGC 1381.
Click on the image for a higher
resolution rendering. The field of view is 37 x 25 arcminutes with
north towards the 2 o'clock position.
There is a peculiar object
near the center of this image
||NRGB 90:30:30:30 min @ -25°C,
no filter on luminance, RGB binned 2x2
||SBIG STL-11000 selfguided
with Astronomik Type II RGB filter set.
||RCOS 14.5" Ritchey-Chrétien
||MaxIm DL/CCD, Sigma Pre Beta 11,
Pixinsight V.1, Adobe
|Location - Date - Time
||San Esteban (Chile) - 02Nov
2005 @ 06:00
||Transparency 7/10, Seeing
7-8/10, Temperature + 10°C