|NGC 1426: Galaxy (Eridanus) RA: 03h 42.8m / DEC: -22° 06'.6|
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder
NGC 1426 is another often overlooked galaxy. You'll find it 37' northeast of NGC 1415. Of course, at a declination of -22 degrees, this galaxy is barely 30 degrees above the horizon at best for mid-northern latitude observers. The drawing at left was made with the 10-inch Starfinder equatorial at 129X. This magnification produces about a 2-mm exit pupil which works well for most deep-sky objects. The galaxy shines at magnitude 11.4 and is even in brightness across its 2' diameter. The brighter stars inside the northern border of the eyepiece field glow at 9th and 11th magnitude, respectively. An additional 13 field stars are included as framework. The nearest bright star is 4.2 magnitude Eridani, 1.5 degrees to the southeast.
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