Location of Photo:
Ilford, NSW, Australia
Date/Time of photo:
28/29 January, 2014
Telescope: PlaneWave 12.5" CDK Mount: Astro-Physics 900GTO Camera: QSI540wsg Acquired in MaximDL, processed in PixInsight
NGC 1232 is an SAB type galaxy (that is, on the borderline between a barred spiral and an unbarred spiral) about 60 million light-years away in the constellation Eridanus. Nearby is the small galaxy NGC1232a. Although this looks like a companion to NGC 1232, redshift data indicates that it is actually a background galaxy.