This 10.6mag bright and 5,5´x 4,2´arc-minutessized galaxy can be found in the constellation of Eridanus.Its real distance is about 59 Mio.light-years an was first seen by William Herschel on 9.December 1784.The type is SB(r)c,a fine spiral figure to which we look nearly from above.Since 1982 there were observed two Supernova-explosions.
RA.: 03h 02m 37,6s
Decl.: -22° 52′ 02"
LRGB image with L = 28x1200s, RGB = 8x1200s each,a total of 17.3 hours 80cm f/7 AstroOptik Keller corrected cassegrain
FLI Proline 16803, Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile,remote controlled
image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken
here you see a 77%-field of view of the used CCD-sensor.Click inside for full resolution
this is a larger view to NGC1187:
here you can take a look to ESO´s-VLT picture of NGC1187