NGC 1055
DSS image of NGC 1055
Overlaid DSS image of NGC 1055, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around NGC 1055
H I 1, H II 6, h 258, GC 591, MCG +00-07-081, UGC 2173, PGC 10208

Type  Galaxy
Magnitude  10.6
Size  7.6' x 2.7' @ 105°
Right Ascension  2h 41' 45.2"  (2000)
Declination  0° 26' 35" N
Constellation  Cetus
Description  pF, cL, IE80, bM, *11n1'
Classification  SBb
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
Aug 18, 2021    Waikoloa, HI (map)
20cm f/6 Newtonian, Cave Astrola @ 76x
Seeing: 6 Transparency: 6 Moon: 0%

Large, low surface brightness, 3' x 5' extended east-west, an 11th magnitude star in the western reach, 5' south of two 7th magnitude stars, M77 is visible 38' southeast

Andrew Cooper
Nov 15, 2020    Waikoloa, HI (map)
20cm f/6 Newtonian, Cave Astrola @ 76x
Seeing: 6 Transparency: 6 Moon: 0%

Large, faint, slightly brighter to the center, a pair of 7th magnitude stars 7' northwest and northeast, an 11th magnitude star 1' northwest of the galaxy center in the halo

Andrew Cooper
Aug 28, 2011    Hale Pohaku, HI (map)
46cm f/4.5 Newtonian, Deep Violet @ 175x
Seeing: 7 Transparency: 7 Moon: 0%

Large, diffuse, 2' x 6' southeast-northwest, a central lane visible, no distinct core, M77 is 30' southeast

Andrew Cooper
Oct 26, 2003    Farnsworth Ranch, Pima Co., AZ (map)
46cm f/4.5 Deep Violet

Decent edge-on spiral, elongated east-west with a clear dust lane visible somewhat north of the central bulge, two very bright stars to the north (6.6 magnitude 7' northwest and 7.6magnitude 7.5' northeast)

Andrew Cooper
Dec 23, 2000    Las Cienegas NCA, Pima Co., AZ (map)
20cm f/10 SCT

Edge on with dust lane visible with averted vision, fairly large, extended east-west, tried more magnification, doesn't work

Rev. T.W. Webb
May 19, 1885    Hardwick, Herefordshire, England (map)
94mm f/18 Tully Achromat

Faint nebula. Es.
― Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes, T. W. Webb, 1917
Other Data Sources for NGC 1055
Nearby objects for NGC 1055

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NGC 1055