NGC 1532 and NGC 1531


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NGC 1532 is a nearly edge-on spiral galaxy in the Southern constellation Eridanus. This galaxy is interacting with the irregular galaxy NGC 1531, just above its central bulge. This interaction is affecting both galaxies and a conspicuous blue star stream is emanating from NGC 1532. This galaxy has no popular name but, in my opinion, it resembles a kind of “Empire Destroyer Ship” seen in the Star Wars saga.


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Now, back to serious topics, this galaxy is one of the largest galaxies of the Fornax Group, having among its members other large galaxies like NGC 1365, a version of which can be found here, or NGC 1316, already imaged and it will be included soon in this web site.

Additional Information


Name(s): NGC 1532

Type: Barred spiral galaxy

RA:  04h 12m 42s

Dec: -32º 49’ 59”

Constellation: Eridanus

Size (arcmin): 12×4

Magnitude: +9.9

Distance: 56 Mly


Date: 2016-10-27 thru 2016-11-05

Location:, SSO near Coonabarabran, NSW Australia

Size (arcmin):37×30

Telescope: Planewave CDK 20” f/6.8

Camera: SBIG STX16803 (4096x4096pix)

Guiding: Astrodon MonsterMOAG off-axis guider

Total exposure: 9 hours 15 min (L: 3.5 hours; RGB: 5h45m)

Processing: CCDStack, Photoshop CC 2015.5

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