NGC 625 Irregular Galaxy Galaxy in Phoenix


NGC 625 was discovered on September 2, 1826 by James Dunlop. NGC 625 is depending on the source, classified as either a dwarf barred spiral or an irregular galaxy with radial symmetry. It is located 12.7 million light-years away in the constellation of Phoenix. The galaxy is a member of the Sculptor Group, with NGC 625 being on the far side of group. NGC 625 has undergone a starburst, what's unclear is how long the starburst has been going on and what exactly caused it. For further details see Cannon et Al., The Astronomical Journal, 126, 2003.

Image data:
LRGB (220-200-180-200 min) total 13,3 h, north is up, seeing 0.8-1.1 arc-sec,
80cm f/7 Astrooptik Keller cassegrain, FLI PL-16803, Astrodon gen2 filters, Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile

Processing: Konstantin Buchhold


The first image below shows the central area at 100% resolution and the second the whole field at 70% resolution







Last modified on Sunday, 10 January 2021 23:07

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