Spiral Galaxy NGC1232 in Eridanus
(RA 3h 09.8m , Dec. -20° 35', 10.0 mag., 6.8' x 5.6' )
This face-on spiral galaxy is located close to another fine Eridanus target - beautiful barred spiral galaxy NGC1300. To find NGC1232, look about 2°40' NWW of t4 Eridani (see finder chart below).
The image above was taken on December 20, 2000 from Harrowsmith, Ontario. Cookbook 245 LDC camera was used on Celestron Ultima 8 SCT with f3.0 focal reducer. Unguided white exposures (21 x 60 sec.) were combined using AIP4WIN.
Almost half of the original frame is shown above. North is to the right.
Map created in Guide 7.0 - 7°45' x 7°45'. North is up.
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