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Catalogue and alternative designations NGC 1808


Type Barred spiral galaxy 
Position  05 07.7, -37 31
Constellation Columba
Camera and Telescope STXL6303 and 36.8 cm Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details LRGB 180:90:100:120 Luminance 1x1 Colours 2x2.  Astrodon series 2 filters.
Description This is a starburst galaxy with many dark dust lanes that has been studied extensively on a professional basis but not imaged very often. It's quite bright (magnitude 9.9) and measures 4.5' x 1.5'.