|NGC 1415: Galaxy (Eridanus) RA: 03h 41.0m / DEC: -22° 33'.8|
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder
NGC 1415 is overlooked by many backyard astronomers in favor of the more impressive NGC 1395. However, NGC 1415 is one of those little gems that often turns up if you take the time to explore the neighborhood of a bright deep-sky treasure. My drawing at left captures the appearance at 129X in my 10-inch Newtonian. NGC 1415 covers a 2.5'x1' area with an 11th magnitude GSC star just off the northwestern tip. A 13th magnitude GSC star resides about 3' to the southeast. The galaxy is oriented at a position angle (P.A.) of 148 degrees. You'll find NGC 1415 about halfway between 4.3 magnitude Tau5 and 4.2 magnitude Tau6 Eridani. NGC 1395 is located 44' to the southwest.
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