This fine SAB(rs)bc-typed barred spiral-galaxy,named NGC157, can be found as a 4.2' x 2.7' large and 10.5mag bright fuzzy dot in the constellation of Cetus,even with smaller instruments (>4" aperture).
About 77mio.light-years away,it was first detected by William Herschel in 1783.
There are many star-forming-regions along its bright arms.
In the year 2009 a Typ-I-Supernova could be observed in NGC157.
position (epoch 2000):
RA.: 00h 34m 46.8s
Decl.: −08° 23′ 47.4″
LRGB image with L = 24x1200s, RGB = 8x1200s each,a total of 16.0 hours
80cm f/7 AstroOptik Keller corrected cassegrain FLI Proline 16803 Astrodon LRGB Gen-II filters
Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile,remote controlled
image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken
here you can see NGC157 in 75%-FOV of our instrument (17´x 17´).
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this is a more detailed view of NGC157:
click here for a look at NGC157 with the HAWK-I instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT)