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Catalogue and alternative designations NGC 1549 and NGC 1553


Type Galaxies 
Position 04 15 58, -55 41 18 (centre of frame)
Constellation Dorado
Camera and Telescope STXL16200 and 36.8cm RCOS Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details This is a LRGB image with unbinned Luminance = 120 minutes and Red = Green = Blue = 90 minutes binned 2x2. Astrodon filters were used.  
Description NGC 1549 and NGC 1553 (to the lower right) are two galaxies in Dorado about 1.3' apart. NGC 1549 is magnitude 9.6 and NGC 1553 is magnitude 10.3. Both are easily visible in small telescopes. NGC 1549 is elliptical (type E0-1) and NGC 1553 is classified as lenticular (type SA) although both look similar in the eyepiece.