NGC1023 Galaxy in Perseus

(RA 2h 40.4m , Dec. +3904', 9.3 mag., 8.6 x 4.2 arcmin.)

This barred spiral galaxy is located 345' S of M34 or 530' SWW of Algol (b Persei - see finder chart below)

The above image was taken on February 21, 2001 from Harrowsmith, Ontario. Cookbook 245 LDC camera was used on Celestron Ultima 8 SCT with f6.3 focal reducer. Telescope was autoguided with Cookbook 211 LDC camera on a piggybacked 500mm f8 telephoto lens. Five white exposures (5 x 240 sec.) were combined using AIP4WIN.

North is to the right.

Map created in Guide 7.0 - 745' x 12. North is up.

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