Herschel 400 Objects

NGC 157: Spiral Galaxy (Cetus) RA: 00h 34.8m / DEC: -08° 23'.8
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder

NGC 157 is a 10.4 magnitude galaxy in Cetus. You'll find it about 4 degrees east of 3.6 magnitude Iota (8) Ceti. My drawing was made at 190X in the 10-inch. NGC 157 is visible as a 3'x2' oval with a 13th magnitude GSC star in the foreground. The inner core region appears slightly brighter and elongated. The 8.5 magnitude star about 6' north of NGC 157 is HD 3144. Its companion is a 12th magnitude GSC star. A 9th magnitude GSC star shines about 5' south of NGC 157.

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