Herschel 400 Objects

NGC 1084: Galaxy (Eridanus) RA: 02h 46.0m / DEC: -07° 34'.7
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder

This little galaxy shines along the shores of Eridanus, the river, just across the border from Cetus. 3.9 magnitude Eta (3) Eridani anchors your star hop about 3 degrees to the southeast. The sketch at left presents the view in my 10-inch Newtonian at 63X. NGC 1084 appears 2'x1' in size and is oriented northeast-to-southwest. The 10.7 magnitude galaxy is surrounded by 18 field stars, the brightest of these straddles the southern edge of the field.

NGC 1055 NGC 1245


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