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Catalogue and alternative designations NGC1291, NGC1269


Type Galaxy 
Position 03 15 29.6, -41 17 25.6
Constellation Eridanus
Camera and Telescope STXL6303 and 36.8 cm Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details LRGB 280:195:195:195 luminance unbinned, colours binned 2x2 with Astrodon series 2 filters

NGC1291 is a bright ring galaxy in Eridanus. The magnitude is 9.39 and the dimensions are 9.8' x 8.1'.  Dunlop discovered it in 1826 and it was subsequently entered in the NGC as NGC1291. John Herschel observed the same galaxy in 1836 and it was then recorded as NGC1269 without anyone realizing it was a duplicate.