NGC 1672 (PGC 15941)

Telescope: Planewave 17" CDK Reflector, 2912mm FL
Camera: FLI ProLine PL16803, 4096 x 4096 pixels
Exposure: 11 x 2 minutes
Location: Siding Springs Observatory, Australia (Elevation 3720')
Image Center (J2000): RA 4h 45m 42s, Dec -59° 14' 52"
Image Size: 19' x 19'

Barred spiral galaxy, mag 10.3, with a high surface brightness central bar. An asymmetric galaxy with an east arm well defined by bright regions and a narrow dust lane. On the western side a faint extension of a spiral arm which loops inwards and appears to cross the east arm. Both arms can be seen in this image which has faint details enhanced and galaxy core brightness surpressed.
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NGC 1672 (PGC 15941), Barred spiral galaxy, mag 10.3, with a high surface brightness central bar. An asymmetric galaxy with an east arm well defined by bright regions and a narrow dust lane. On the western side a faint extension of a spiral arm which loops inwards and appears to cross the east arm. Both arms can be seen in this image which has faint details enhanced and galaxy core brightness surpressed.
, acquired with a remote telescope at Siding Springs Observatory, Australia (Elevation 3720')

Object Label Identifier Notes
Galaxy G1 2MASX J04460988-5907531
Galaxy G2 GALEXASC J044536.95-592121.4
Galaxy G3 2MASX J04454834-5923051 mR=16.4
Galaxy G5 GALEXASC J044607.81-592109.6 mR=17.1
Galaxy G6 2MASX J04455663-5906141
Galaxy G8 GALEXASC J044452.05-591310.0 m=18.99
Galaxy PGC 373968 PGC 373968
HII Region HII Regions cataloged in 1996. Marked 12 are marked.

Click on the image to display the plate solved image with annotations. 3' across NGC 1672 is about 52,000 light years.