|NGC 1395: Elliptical Galaxy (Eridanus) RA: 03h 38.5m / DEC: -23° 01'.7|
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder
NGC 1395 is a 9.6 magnitude elliptical galaxy. It is located halfway between 4.3 magnitude Tau5 and 4.2 magnitude Tau6 Eridani. A stellar core surrounded by a 60"x40" inner region and a 3'x2' outer shell are recorded in my drawing. The sketch presents the view at 129X in my 10-inch Starfinder. This galaxy's far southerly declination of -23 degrees means it never rises far above the murk for North American observers. When NGC 1395 is along my local meridian, it stands a mere 26 degrees in elevation. If any southern hemisphere observers care to share notes on this showpiece, I'd be interested to find out how it appears from an elevation of 45 degrees or more.
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