NGC 672 (and IC 1727)

Type Location r.a. dec. Size Magnitude Distance
Galaxy Tri 1h47.9 +27°26' 6.6' x 2.7' 11 18 Mly

NGC 672 is a barred spiral galaxy in constellation Triangulum, at a distance of about 18 million light-years.

NGC 672 (top) is close in the sky to M33 the very nice local group triangulum galaxy.
NGC 672 is interacting with IC 1727 a magnitude 12 peculiar galaxy (below, right). A small very distant edge-on spiral can also be seen.
On the bottom left of the picture lies Cr21, a small open cluster.


NGC 672 and IC 1727

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Date Telescope Binning Exp Time (s) Special processing Notes
Sep 25, 2005 Centurion
L 1:1
RGB 3:1
L 3x300
R,G,B 300
 LRGB, Max Entropy, DDP