NGC 488

NGC 488

NGC 488 is a face on spiral galaxy in Pisces at a distance of about 90 MLY. This galaxy is considered a prototype galaxy with multiple tightly wound spiral arms and a near perfect spiral structure. There are several background galaxies showing detailed structure.

F.O.V.   25 x 25 min of arc.

Telescope.   16 Inch F 4.5 Newtonian.

Camera.   S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposure and Date.   15 x 900 sec.    Dec 2017.

Location.   (Wiruna)  Ilford  N.S.W.