Herschel 400 Objects

NGC 488: Spiral Galaxy (Pisces) RA: 01h 21.8m / DEC: +05° 15'.4
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder

NGC 488 is a fine spiral galaxy located 2.3 degrees southwest of 4.8 magnitude Mu (98) Piscium. My drawing renders the Sb-type galaxy's appearance at 129X in the 10-inch reflector. NGC 488 displays a 4'x2' profile. It is aligned north-south, becomes a noticeably brighter near the center and features a stellar core region. Three evenly spaced GSC stars extend southwest from the southern tip of the galaxy. The bright star to the east is 7.5 magnitude HD 8302.

NGCs 457 NGC 524


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