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Catalogue and alternative designations NGC 2442, The Meat Hook Galaxy


Type Galaxy 
Position 07 36.4, -69 32
Constellation Volans
Camera and Telescope STL6303E and 31.75 cm Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details LRGB 180:75:80:80 all 1x1 with Astrodon filters.  
Description This galaxy was discovered by John Herschel in 1834.  The magnitude is 10.8, the size is 3' x 1.5' and the distance is about 50 million light years.  NGC 2434, with which NGC 2442 appears to be interacting, is at the left.