NGC1924

31 December 1969

NGC1924

A small mag 12.5 galaxy in Orion, not a constellation one tends to associate with galaxies. Located just to the right of the great Orion nebula this remains a faint smudge even when viewed through the 20" with very sensitive Watec video camera. The fact that this was observed under a bright & close gibbous Moon didn't help either. I observed this alongside 2 other Orion galaxies NGC 2110 & IC 521 all in the same 30 minutes as part of a challenge with Andrew Robertson on Friday February 12th 2011. North is up the star in the sketch showing diffraction spikes is Mag 8.5

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