|NGC 428: Spiral Galaxy (Cetus) RA: 01h 12.9m / DEC: +00° 58'.9|
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder
You'll find this 11.9 magnitude spiral tucked away amidst the faint stars of north-central Cetus. NGC 428 is captured in the sketch at left, based on the view at 63X in my 10-inch Newtonian. The galaxy is sandwiched between two GSC stars, 11th and 13th magnitude. It covers a 3'x1' area and is elongated east-to-west. The brighter star 6'.5 to the west of NGC 428 is 8.7 magnitude HD 7208. 21 additional field stars are rendered in the drawing.
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