NGC772 Galaxy in Aries

(RA 1h 59.3m , Dec. +1901', 10.3 mag., 7.3 x 4.6 arcmin.)


This diffuse spiral galaxy is located near g Arietis (see finder chart below).

The image above was taken on February 21, 2001 from Harrowsmith, Ontario. Target was low over western horizon. 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. White exposures (5 x 240 sec.) were combined using AIP4WIN.

North is to the right. A small galaxy NGC770 is visible left (south) of NGC772.


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


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