Observations of NGC48
These are the observations available for NGC48. If you have any of your own that you'd like to submit we'd love to put them on the website.
Observations of the NGC 48 group in Andromeda
We have a slightly belated observation report from the Haw Wood Star Party by Andrew Robertson. One of his targets was our Galaxy of the Month for September: the NGC 48 Group. Please click on the image of his observing record for a larger version that may be easier to read.
In the 48 group all 3 IC galaxies were quite easy. As usual my sketches are not artistic or accurate, it’s just to give a flavour or record of what level of detail I could see.
Andrew Robertson - 15 October 2015
NGC 48 group of galaxies
The Moon was getting low so out with the Dob and I enjoyed galaxy of the month (thanks Owen), NGC 48/49/51 and nearby IC galaxies.
NGC 51 was the brightest and showed a core. NGC 48 was distinctly oval, the largest of the three but lacked a core, NGC 49 was the hardest to locate but with averted vision a core was discerned.
The three nearby IC galaxies were fainter, especially 1536. IC 1534 and IC 1535 were distinctly oval. Averted vision was needed to clearly define position and shape.
Mike Wood - 19 September 2015