|NGC 584 & NGC 586: Galaxy Pair (Cetus) RA: 01h 31.5m / DEC: -06° 53'.7|
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder
NGC 584 and 586 are a fine galaxy pair in Cetus. They're located in a region rich with galaxies 2.3 degrees northeast of 3.6 magnitude Theta (45) Ceti. My drawing, made at 82X, shows NGC 584 as a 3'x2' oval. This elliptical galaxy has a visual magnitude of 10.4. NGC 586 is more challenging at 13.2 magnitude. It appears 4' to the east as a 3'x1' finger of nebulosity. The pair is pinned between two bright stars. 7.5 magnitude HD 9359 resides 12' to the northeast and 7.8 magnitude HD 9278 shines 10' to the south-southwest. NGC 596 is just beyond the filed of view to the southeast.
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