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Catalogue and alternative designations NGC 1566, "Spanish Dancer" galaxy


Type Galaxy 
Position 04 20.0, -54 56
Constellation Dorado
Camera and Telescope STL6303E and 31.75 cm Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details LRGB 220:100:100:100 all 1x1 with Astrodon filters.  
Description This magnitude 9.4 Seyfert galaxy is roughly 8.3' x 6.6' in size.  It is the second brightest Seyfert galaxy after NGC 1068 (M77) and the brightest member of the Dorado galaxy group.