NGC 578


NGC 578

NGC 578 is a bright barred spiral galaxy in Cetus at a distance of 71 MLY.

There are many background galaxies in the field , one in particular is shown clearly through the outer spiral arms of NGC 578 (right).

Cropped to 55% of full frame.

Telescope.  16 inch F 4.5 Newtonian.

Camera.  S Big ST 4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposure and Date. 12 x 900 sec.  Nov. 2016.

Location.  (Wiruna) Ilford N.S.W.