NGC/IC Objects

NGC 636: Elliptical Galaxy (Cetus) RA: 01h 39.1m / DEC: -07° 30'.8
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder

NGC 636 is an 11.4 magnitude elliptical galaxy in central Cetus. There are several bright galaxies clustered in this region of the sea monster. NGC 615 is located 1 degree to the west. The sketch at left renders the view in my 10-inch Starfinder Newtonian at 129X. NGC 636 is slightly elongated northwest-to-southeast and covers a 60"x45" area. Ten field stars complete the view.

NGC 615 NGC 637


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