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NGC 1832

NGC 1832, AGC 450033, LEDA 16906, MCG-03-14-010, II 292, GC 1043

RA: 05h 12m 3.34s
Dec: −15° 41′ 16.2″

Con: Lepus
Ch: MSA:327, U2:270, SA:11


(reference key)

Type: galaxy, SBb

Mag: B=12, V=?

Size: 2.398′ x 1.23′
PA: 10°

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms:H II-292

Discovered in 1785 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "pB, iR, mbM, south-preceding a pretty considerable star."

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads S,SLDIF,BM,DKLNS KNY ARMS.

Photo index

Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: Burnhams V2 p1098, Hubble Atl.of Gal. (Sandage 1961) p21.

Sandage, A. (1961) The Hubble Atlas of Galaxies

This galaxy appears on page 21 of "The Hubble Atlas of Galaxies" by Allan Sandage (1961, Washington, DC).

Modern observations

Steve Gottlieb


05 12.1 -15 41

13: fairly bright, bright core, slightly elongated ~N-S. A mag 11 star is

1.0' E of center.

Tom Lorenzin

Tom Lorenzin, in the electronic version of "1000+ The Amateur Astronomers' Field Guide to Deep Sky Observing", notes: "12.2M; 2'x 1' extent; fairly bright oblong with brighter center; 11M star 1.5' due E of core; 30' NNW of 3M Mu LEP; see photo at HAG-21."

Steve Coe

Steve Coe, observing with a 13" f/5.6, notes: "Pretty bright, pretty large, somewhat elongated, brighter in the middle at 100X."

Brian Skiff

POSS: bar in pa164, halo in pa~25. m10.5 * 67" E.

15cm - mod f gx W of m11.5 * @ 80x. 140x: 1'.5 diam, nrly touching * on E. mod

even concen to *ar nuc. BS, 15Nov1993, LCO.

25cm - mod f; cen bar in pa150. on ENE is m10.5 *. 1'.5x1'.2. f *ar nuc, 20"

core not consp. well-def halo.

30cm - brtr core is 1' W of m10.5 *. f *ar nuc. 220x: elong in pa20 w/circ

core 1'.2 diam, plus *ar nuc. 2'.8x1'.4 overall. the br part of core

seems in pa160.

Contemporary observations

Richard Ford

2011 April, 30th, Saturday


Instrument:12-inch Dobsonian Reflector Telescope.

Sky Conditions:The fainter parts of the Milky Way are barely visible.

Transparency of the Sky:Haziness only visible on the horizon.

Seeing:Atmosphere stable with little interference.

Limiting Magnitude:4.9.

NGC 1832


Object Type:Galaxy.

First Impression:This object looks like a fuzzy object.


Chart Number:No.95(Extract taken out of "Star Gazer's Deep Space Atlas").

Size:26mm super wide angle eyepiece:Field Of View:57'/14=4'.

20mm ultra wide angle eyepiece:Field Of View:50'/12.5=4'.

4'+ 4'= 8'.

8'+ 2= 4'.

Size in Arc Minutes:4'.


Major Axis:4'.

4'/3= 1.3'.

Minor Axis:1.3'.

Galaxy is 4'* 1.3'.

Brightness:Magnitude 11.4.

Brightness Profile:From the far outskirts to the nucleus of this galaxy it becomes brighter.

Challenge Rating:Very Difficult.



At 75* I have found that this galaxy has a round shape and it has a faint galactic nucleus.This galaxy is very faint and has a low surface brightness.Around this galaxy some faint stars are observed although there is no areas of uneven brightness.

Tom Bryant

2011 3 1 19:56:7

Observing site: Little Bennett Regional Park

Telescope: C-11

[5h 12m 6s, -15 41' 0"] A small, bright streak, in pa ~ 180. Burnham: Sc.

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