In the constellation Gemini, just a few degrees above Castor, stands the galaxy NGC 2410. With the "Aladin Viewer" of the University of Strasbourg, it is easy to see that it is a barred spiral galaxy, which we observe from obliquely above, with respect to its main plane.The star catalog that Aladin uses by default is the STScI/NASA Digital-Sky-Survey (Fig.1). For amateur observers, this fits very well for planning and conducting imaging sessions. The faintest stars range up to 19 mag.My instrument is an 14" f/6 cassegrain reflector.
BAV Magazine Spectroscopy 11/2022
- Pub Date:
- July 2022