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Catalogue and alternative designations NGC 1792


Type Spiral Galaxy 
Position 05 05.2, -37 59
Constellation Columba
Camera and Telescope STXL6303 and 36.8 cm Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details LRGB 180:80:70:70 Luminance unbinned, colours 2x2 
Description This is a fairly bright (magnitude 10.2) spiral galaxy that is about 3.5' x 1.5' in size.  It has a similarly sized neighbour, NGC 1808 less than a degree away.  It was discovered by James Dunlop in 1826 and is about 50 million light years distant.