NGC 1232

Telescope: Planewave 17" CDK Reflector, 2912mm FL
Camera: FLI ProLine PL16803, 4096 x 4096 pixels
Exposure: Lum: 12 x 5 minutes. Processed with PixInsight and Photoshop.
Location: Siding Springs Observatory, Australia (Elevation 3720')
Image Center (J2000): RA 3h 09m 45s, Dec -20° 34' 51"
Image Size: 21' x 21'

Nearly face-on intermediate spiral galaxy with multiple spiral arms and a bright central bar.
Raw data for this image can be downloaded.


NGC 1232, Nearly face-on intermediate spiral galaxy with multiple spiral arms and a bright central bar., acquired with a remote telescope at Siding Springs Observatory, Australia (Elevation 3720')

Object Label Identifier Notes
Galaxy LEDA 838076 LEDA 838076 Galaxy, 0.28' x 0.25'
Galaxy LEDA 838631 LEDA 838631 Galaxy, 0.22' x 0.17'
Galaxy LEDA 840370 LEDA 840370 Galaxy, 0.30' x 0.22'
Galaxy NGC 1232A NGC 1232A Satellite galaxy of NGC 1232

Click on the plate solved image to display annotations. 4' across the NGC 1232 is about 71,000 light years.


FITS files to create this image:

Luminance:

NGC 1232 Luminance

Image shown is Luminance 001.fits. Each file is 300 seconds, Planewave 17" reflector, 4096x4096 pixels, unbinned with Darks, Bias and Flats applied. Data acquired Nov 11 & 12, 2017.


Luminance 001.fits
Luminance 002.fits
Luminance 003.fits
Luminance 004.fits
Luminance 005.fits
Luminance 006.fits
Luminance 007.fits


Files can be loaded into PixInsight directly from the PixInsight console. For example, in the PixInsight console enter:
    open "http://www.remote-astrophotography.com/NGC1232/NGC 1232-Luminance-BIN1-007.fits"