NGC1964 Galaxy in Lepus

This beautiful barred-spiral-galaxy (typed SAB(s)b) is located in the constellation of Lepus and has a distance from us of about 67 mio.light-years.It is member of the NGC1964-galaxy-group 

Size is about 6.0x2.0 arc-minutes it shines with an apparent brightness of 11.0 mag,that makes it visible in mid-sized telescopes larger than 4-inch aperture.

NGC1964 was first seen by John Herschel in 1784


position (epoch2000):

RA.: 05h 33m 21,7s
Decl.: -21° 56′ 45″


image data:

LRGB image with L = 23x1200s, RGB = 8x1200s each,a total of 15.7 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


88% of our FOV can be seen here with NGC1964 in the midth.Click here for full resolution

a more detailed version of NGC1964 can be ssen here:

Here you may have a look to ESO´s version of NGC1964,taken with the 2,2 reflector



Last modified on Thursday, 30 May 2019 19:42

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