NGC 1055 is a mag 11.4 edge-on spiral galaxy located in the constellation of Cetus. It
has a bulging core crossed by a wide, knotty, dark lane of dust and gas. The spiral
arm structure looks to lie above the galaxy's plane. It is 52 million light years away. A
pair of brighter foreground stars, gold and blue, lie near the galaxy.
Date: late Nov 2013 - early Jan 2014
Location: New Ringgold PA
Optics: Hyperion 12.5 inch f/9 2532mm focal length
Mount: Paramount ME
Camera: Apogee Alta U8300 Camera
Guiding: SBIG ST-402 on an On Axis Guider from Innovations Foresight
Exposure: LRGB: L- 18x10 min R-12x8 min, G- 11x8 min, B- 13x8 min, for a total of
Processing: Image acquisition using CCD Autopilot. Initial processing was done
using Maxim DL with subsequent processing with Photoshop.
Blue Mountain Vista Observatory New RInggold PA