NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort

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Basic Information

Location and Magnitude

Right Ascension: 4:32:45.0
Declination: -4:22:19
Constellation: ERI
Visual Magnitude: 13.5

Historic Information

Discoverer: Herschel W.
Year of discovery: 1786
Discovery aperture: 18.7


Summary description: vF, eS, * 17 45" n
Sub-type: S0-a

Steve's Notes

===== NGC 1609 17.5" (2/1/92): faint, small, dominated by small bright core, fairly bright stellar nucleus, small faint extensions NNW-SSE. A mag 14 star is 40" NW. Located in the NGC 1600 group with NGC 1607 10' SW and NGC 1611 7' NE.