Herschel 344 (North Up, East Left)
Herschel 344, also known as NGC 1407, is a galaxy in the constellation of Eridanus with classification E0. Its diameter is ~102,000 light-years. The other galaxies visible in the wide field image are, clockwise, IC343 (north), NGC 1402 (west-northwest), PGC 74886 (southeast) and PGC 74895 (northeast). This image comprises 10 x Luminance (120 seconds each) and 5 x Red, Green and Blue (120, 120 and 120 seconds each), 0.5m f/2.9 ASA Astrograph with FLI ML3200 camera at an altitude of 40 degrees on 13 December 2015. The fields of view of the images at the top and bottom are 33’ x 21’ and 18’ x 12’ respectively.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 26 May 2020