NGC/IC Objects

NGCs 340, 345 and 349: Galaxy Grouping (Cetus) RA: 01h 01.2m / DEC: -06° 49'.0
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder

This group can be found 2 degrees south of 5.4 magnitude 25 Ceti. The 7.2 magnitude star at the center of my sketch is HD 6031. This rendering, made at 126X in my 10-inch Newtonian, shows three galaxies in the same field. These are NGCs 340, 345 and 349. All three are faint little wisps covering 30" diameter areas. NGCs 345 and 349 are listed at 13.5 magnitude in the RC3. These are likely either blue or photographic magnitudes, so subract 1.0-1.5 magnitude to get a visual estimate. NGC 340 chimes in at a tame magnitude 15.2. Again, the visual magnitude is undoubtedly brighter, perhaps by as much as two full magnitudes.

NGC 309 NGC 341


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