|NGC 2832: Elliptical Galaxy (Lynx) RA: 09h 19.8m / DEC: +33° 45'.0|
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder
Begin your star hop at 3.1 magnitude Alpha (40)Lyncis. Slew about 42' to the southwest and you'll land smack dab in a galaxy cluster. NGC 2832 is the brightest of 11 NGC galaxies collected within a 1-degree area. This 11.9 magnitude elliptical galaxy is presented in the sketch at left, which renders a 129X view in my 10-inch Newtonian. Hidden well amidst a richly populated community of stars, NGC 2832 is shown just northwest of center in the drawing. It covers a 1'.5x1'.0 area and appears elongated northeast-to-southwest. A 10th magnitude GSC star shines 2'.5 to the south. 8.7 magnitude HD 80408 glows 10' due east of the elliptical galaxy. The other galaxies in the field have photographic magnitudes of 14.6 or fainter, which suggests they're likely not visible in moderate aperture unless the transparency is quite excellent.
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