Astrodvorek Kamenne Zehrovice

NGC 488


NGC 488 is a face-on spiral galaxy in the constellation Pisces. It is at a distance of about 90 million light-years away from Earth. Its diameter is estimated to be 52,6 Kpc (171.000 ly). The galaxy has a large central bulge, and is considered a prototype galaxy with multiple spiral arms. Its arms are tightly wound. Star forming activity has been traced within the arms. The nucleus of NGC 488 has been found to be chemically decoupled, being twice as metal rich as the central bulge of the galaxy.  NGC 488, with the exception of its smaller companions, that form NGC 488 group, is an isolated galaxy.  (wiki)



Optics:     NoName Newton 192/800
                   + GPU c.c.

amera:    Atik One 6
Filters:         LRGB Baader

Mount:       SW AZEQ-5
Guider:       Lacerta MGEN, 50mm finder

Exposure 54x5 min. (L)
                      18x5 min. (R, G, B each), bin 2x2

Software:  PixInsight, Photoshop
 12. 10. 2018