NGC-1187 Galaxy in Eridanus
NGC-1187 is a barred spiral galaxy located in the constellation of Eridanus. It was discovered by Sir William Herschel in 1784. It is about 60 million light years from Earth and is over 90,000 light years in diameter. It has areas of intense star formation, and has hosted two supernovae within the last 30 years.
This image, acquired on December 17, 2012, is a 70-minute integration of 10 minute exposures through the Celestron C-11 at f/2, using the HyperStar III imaging system and the Starlight Express SXVR-H694C color CCD camera, operating at -10 degrees below ambient temperature and binned 1 X 1. Guided, captured and combined using Maxim DL5 Pro. Post processed using PhotoShop CS2, Gradient XTerminator, StarShrink, Carboni's Astro Tools and NoiseWare.