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Page last updated Sep 24, 2016
Checked for mis-spellings of DeLisle Stewart; moved NGC 1457 data/images to NGC 1448
Added Historical/Physical labels
WORKING 1478: Add Dreyer NGC entries
Remove title tags, Check Corwin positions, Steinicke updated databases

NGC 1450 (= PGC 13775)
Discovered (Oct 22, 1886) by
Lewis Swift
Also observed (date?) by Ormond Stone
Also observed (date?) by Herbert Howe
A 14th-magnitude galaxy (type E-S0?) in Eridanus (RA 03 45 36.5, Dec -09 14 05)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 1450 (Swift list V (#56), Ormond Stone list I (#??), 1860 RA 03 39 08, NPD 99 40.4) is "extremely faint, pretty small, round (perhaps double? distance 0.4 arcmin)". The second IC lists a corrected RA (per Howe) of 03 38 52.
Physical Information: Based on a recessional velocity of 11065 km/sec, a straightforward calculation indicates that NGC 1450 is about 515 million light years away. However, for objects at such distances we should take into account the expansion of the Universe during the time it took their light to reach us. Doing that shows that the galaxy was about 495 million light years away at the time the light by which we see it left the galaxy, about 505 million years ago (the difference between the two numbers is due to the expansion of the intervening space during the light-travel time). Given that and the galaxy's apparent size of 0.9 by 0.8 arcmin, NGC 1450 is about 130 thousand light years across. (Note: Steinicke lists the bump on the northwest corner of NGC 1450 (at RA 03 45 36.2, Dec -09 13 58) as a 15th-magnitude compact galaxy (type C) of 0.2 by 0.2 arcmin apparent size; however, I can find no other reference to such an object, so it seems more likely to be a foreground star.)
DSS image of lenticular galaxy NGC 1450
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 1450
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy
DSS image of region near lenticular galaxy NGC 1450

NGC 1451 (= PGC 13801)
Discovered (Oct 9, 1864) by
Heinrich d'Arrest
A 13th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type E/S0?) in Eridanus (RA 03 46 07.1, Dec -04 04 09)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 1451 (= GC 5329, d'Arrest, 1860 RA 03 39 10, NPD 94 30.6) is "very faint, very small, a little extended".
Physical Information: Apparent size 0.8 by 0.5 arcmin?

NGC 1452 (=
NGC 1455 = PGC 13765)
Discovered (Oct 6, 1785) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 1452)
Also observed (date?) by Herbert Howe (while listed as NGC 1452)
Also observed (date?) by DeLisle Stewart (while listed as NGC 1452)
Discovered (1886) by Francis Leavenworth (and later listed as NGC 1455)
A 12th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type (R)SB0/a(r)?) in Eridanus (RA 03 45 22.3, Dec -18 37 59)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 1452 (= GC 777 = WH II 459, 1860 RA 03 39 12, NPD 109 00.4) is "faint, round, a little brighter middle". The second IC lists a corrected position (per Howe and DeLisle Stewart) of RA 03 39 05, NPD 109 04.4 and adds "the latter calls it a hazy star".
Physical Information: Apparent size 2.8 by 1.5 arcmin? Used by de Vaucouleurs as an example of galaxy type (R')SB(ra)a. (*note to self; classification seems odd -- check dV catalog*)
DSS image of lenticular galaxy NGC 1452
Above, a 3 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 1452
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy
DSS image of region near lenticular galaxy NGC 1452

NGC 1453 (= PGC 13814)
Discovered (Sep 30, 1786) by
William Herschel
Also observed (date?) by John Herschel
A 12th-magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E2?) in Eridanus (RA 03 46 27.2, Dec -03 58 08)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 1453 (= GC 778 = JH 309 = WH I 155, 1860 RA 03 39 29, NPD 94 24.6) is "pretty bright, small, round, 17th magnitude star in middle".
Physical Information: Apparent size 2.4 by 1.9 arcmin?

NGC 1454
Recorded (1886) by
Frank Muller
A 14th-magnitude star in Eridanus (RA 03 45 59.3, Dec -20 39 06)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 1454 (Muller list II (#385), 1860 RA 03 39 40, NPD 111 07.8) is "very faint, extremely small, round, (perhaps a star?), magnitude 9.5 star 3 arcmin to southwest".
Physical Information:

NGC 1455 (=
NGC 1452 = PGC 13765)
Discovered (Oct 6, 1785) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 1452)
Discovered (1886) by Francis Leavenworth (and later listed as NGC 1455)
A 12th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type (R)SB0/a(r)?) in Eridanus (RA 03 45 22.3, Dec -18 37 59)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 1455 (Leavenworth list II (#386), 1860 RA 03 39 47, NPD 109 04.8) is "very faint, small, a little extended 30░, suddenly brighter middle and nucleus".
Physical Information: Given the duplicate entry, see NGC 1452 for anything else.

NGC 1456
Recorded (1886) by
Gerhard Lohse
A pair of stars in Taurus (RA 03 48 08.3, Dec +22 33 30)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 1456 (J. G. Lohse, 1860 RA 03 39 54, NPD 67 52.5) is a "double star of magnitudes 10 to 12, companion nebulous (130░ position angle, 9 arcsec separation)".
Physical Information:

NGC 1457 (=
NGC 1448 = PGC 13727)
Discovered (Oct 24, 1835) by John Herschel (and later listed as NGC 1457)
Discovered (Dec 14, 1835) by John Herschel (and later listed as NGC 1448)
An 11th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SAcd? pec) in Horologium (RA 03 44 31.3, Dec -44 38 45)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 1457 (= GC 779 = JH 2586, 1860 RA 03 39 57, NPD 135 05.4) is "pretty faint, pretty large, extremely extended 42░, very gradually pretty much brighter middle".
Physical Information: Given the duplicate entry, see NGC 1448 for anything else.

NGC 1458 (=
NGC 1440 = NGC 1442= PGC 13752)
Discovered (Oct 6, 1785) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 1440)
Discovered (Sep 20, 1786) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 1442)
Discovered (1886) by Francis Leavenworth (and later listed as NGC 1458)
Looked for but not observed by Sherburne Burnham (while listed as NGC 1458)
A 12th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type SB0?) in Eridanus (RA 03 45 02.9, Dec -18 15 59)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 1458 (Leavenworth list II (#387), 1860 RA 03 40 40, NPD 108 40.7) is "very faint, very small, round, planetary nebula? nebulous?". The first IC notes "Not found by Burnham".
Physical Information: Given the duplicate entries, see NGC 1440 for anything else.

NGC 1459 (= PGC 13832)
Discovered (1886) by
Ormond Stone
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SB(s)bc?) in Fornax (RA 03 46 57.9, Dec -25 31 17)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 1459 (Ormond Stone list I (#115), 1860 RA 03 40 45, NPD 115 57.7) is "extremely faint, pretty small, gradually brighter middle".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.7 by 1.1 arcmin?
DSS image of spiral galaxy NGC 1459
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 1459
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy
DSS image of region near spiral galaxy NGC 1459

NGC 1460 (= PGC 13805 = FCC 310)
Discovered (Nov 28, 1837) by
John Herschel
A 13th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type SB0?) in Eridanus (RA 03 46 13.6, Dec -36 41 48)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 1460 (= GC 780 = JH 2587, 1860 RA 03 41 00, NPD 127 07.9) is "faint, small, round, star attached".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.4 by 1.0 arcmin? (The designation FCC 310 refers to Ferguson's Fornax Cluster Catalog.)

NGC 1461 (= PGC 13881)
Discovered (Oct 6, 1785) by
William Herschel
Also observed (date?) by John Herschel
Also observed (date?) by Eduard Sch÷nfeld
A 12th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0?) in Eridanus (RA 03 48 27.1, Dec -16 23 34)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 1461 (= GC 781 = JH 2588 = WH II 460, Sch÷nfeld, 1860 RA 03 42 03, NPD 106 49.4) is "pretty bright, small, a little extended, much brighter middle and nucleus".
Physical Information: Apparent size 3.0 by 0.9 arcmin?

NGC 1462 (= PGC 13945)
Discovered (Sep 13, 1864) by
Albert Marth (92)
A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type S?) in Taurus (RA 03 50 23.4, Dec +06 58 23)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 1462 (= GC 5330, Marth #92, 1860 RA 03 42 54, NPD 83 28) is "very faint, small, very little extended".
Physical Information: Apparent size 0.9 by 0.5 arcmin?
DSS image of spiral galaxy NGC 1462
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 1462
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy
DSS image of region near spiral galaxy NGC 1462
(Note to self: the 16th-magnitude galaxy to the northeast is PGC 3091820)

NGC 1463 (= PGC 13807)
Discovered (Oct 6, 1834) by
John Herschel
A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type (R)SA(rs)a pec?) in Reticulum (RA 03 46 15.5, Dec -59 48 37)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 1463 (= GC 782 = JH 2589, 1860 RA 03 43 33, NPD 150 14.5) is "considerably faint, small, round, gradually a little brighter middle, among 7 bright stars".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.3 by 1.2 arcmin?
DSS image of spiral galaxy NGC 1463
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 1463
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy
DSS image of region near spiral galaxy NGC 1463

NGC 1464 (=
NGC 1471 = PGC 13976)
Discovered (Nov 1, 1886) by Lewis Swift (and later listed as NGC 1464)
Discovered (1886) by Francis Leavenworth (and later listed as NGC 1471)
A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type S? pec) in Eridanus (RA 03 51 24.4, Dec -15 24 08)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 1464 (Swift list V (#57), 1860 RA 03 44 51, NPD 105 48.6) is "pretty faint, small, round, 2 stars near".
Physical Information: Apparent size 0.8 by 0.6 arcmin?
DSS image of spiral galaxy NGC 1464
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 1464
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy
DSS image of region near spiral galaxy NGC 1464

NGC 1465 (= PGC 14039)
Discovered (Sep 25, 1886) by
Lewis Swift
A 14th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0/a?) in Perseus (RA 03 53 31.9, Dec +32 29 34)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 1465 (Swift list V (#58), 1860 RA 03 44 51, NPD 57 55.0) is "pretty faint, pretty small, round, pretty bright star near to west".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.7 by 0.5 arcmin?

NGC 1466, in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Discovered (Nov 26, 1834) by
John Herschel
An 11th-magnitude globular cluster in Hydrus (RA 03 44 33.4, Dec -71 40 18)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 1466 (= GC 783 = JH 2590, 1860 RA 03 45 15, NPD 162 06.6) is "pretty faint, pretty small, irregularly round, gradually a little brighter middle, 7th magnitude star to east".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.9 arcmin?

NGC 1467 (= PGC 13991)
Discovered (1886) by
Frank Muller
A 14th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0/a?) in Eridanus (RA 03 51 52.7, Dec -08 50 16)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 1467 (Muller list II (#388), 1860 RA 03 45 15, NPD 99 16.5) is "extremely faint, very small, round, 9th magnitude star 4 arcmin to south".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.1 by 0.7 arcmin?

NGC 1468 (= PGC 14004)
Discovered (Dec 19, 1881) by
╔douard Stephan
A 14th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type E/S0?) in Eridanus (RA 03 52 12.5, Dec -06 20 55)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 1468 (Stephan list XII (#28), 1860 RA 03 45 20, NPD 96 46.2) is "very faint, very small, round, brighter middle".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.2 by 0.8 arcmin?

NGC 1469 (= PGC 14261)
Discovered (Feb 24, 1886) by
Lewis Swift
A 13th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type E/S0?) in Camelopardalis (RA 04 00 27.8, Dec +68 34 39)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 1469 (Swift list III (#27), 1860 RA 03 45 33, NPD 21 47.5) is "very faint, very small, round, bright star near".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.9 by 0.8 arcmin?

NGC 1470 (= PGC 14002)
Discovered (1886) by
Frank Muller
A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sab?) in Eridanus (RA 03 52 09.8, Dec -09 00 00)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 1470 (Muller list II (#389), 1860 RA 03 46 27, NPD 99 25.5) is "extremely faint, small, extended 0░".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.3 by 0.3 arcmin?
DSS image of spiral galaxy NGC 1470
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 1470
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy
DSS image of region near spiral galaxy NGC 1470

NGC 1471 (=
NGC 1464 = PGC 13976)
Discovered (Nov 1, 1886) by Lewis Swift (and later listed as NGC 1464)
Discovered (1886) by Francis Leavenworth (and later listed as NGC 1471)
A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type S? pec) in Eridanus (RA 03 51 24.4, Dec -15 24 08)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 1471 (Leavenworth list I (#116), 1860 RA 03 46 35, NPD 105 49.5) is "very faint, very small, extended 45░".
Physical Information: Given the duplicate entry, see NGC 1464 for anything else.

NGC 1472 (= PGC 14050)
Discovered (1886) by
Ormond Stone
A 14th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0?) in Eridanus (RA 03 53 47.3, Dec -08 34 05)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 1472 (Ormond Stone list I (#117), 1860 RA 03 46 35, NPD 98 59.5) is "very faint, extremely small, stellar nucleus, 1st of 3", the others being NGC 1477 and 1478.
Physical Information: Apparent size 0.7 by 0.6 arcmin?

NGC 1473 (= PGC 13853)
Discovered (Nov 2, 1834) by
John Herschel
A 13th-magnitude irregular galaxy (type IB(s)m?) in Hydrus (RA 03 47 26.2, Dec -68 13 14)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 1473 (= GC 784 = JH 2592, 1860 RA 03 46 49, NPD 158 38.4) is "considerably faint, pretty large, round, gradually a very little brighter middle".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.5 by 0.8 arcmin?
DSS image of irregular galaxy NGC 1473
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 1473
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy
DSS image of region near irregular galaxy NGC 1473

NGC 1474 (=
IC 2002 = PGC 14080)
Discovered (Oct 5, 1864) by Albert Marth (and later listed as NGC 1474)
Discovered (Dec 21, 1903) by Stephane Javelle (and later listed as IC 2002)
A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBa?) in Taurus (RA 03 54 30.3, Dec +10 42 25)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 1474 (= GC 5331, Marth #93, 1860 RA 03 46 58, NPD 79 51) is "very faint, small, round". Usually correctly called NGC 1474, but due to the duplicate entry sometimes incorrectly called IC 2002.
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.1 by 1.0 arcmin?
SDSS image of spiral galaxy NGC 1474
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 1474
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy
SDSS image of region near spiral galaxy NGC 1474

NGC 1475 (= PGC 1007783)
Discovered (1886) by
Francis Leavenworth
A 15th-magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E0?) in Eridanus (RA 03 53 49.8, Dec -08 08 15)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 1475 (Leavenworth list II (#390), 1860 RA 03 47 21, NPD 98 32.5) is "extremely faint, extremely small, round, 14th magnitude star 4 arcmin to northwest".
Physical Information: Apparent size 0.6 by 0.6 arcmin?

NGC 1476 (= PGC 14001)
Discovered (Dec 14, 1835) by
John Herschel
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sa? pec) in Horologium (RA 03 52 08.6, Dec -44 31 56)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 1476 (= GC 785 = JH 2591, 1860 RA 03 47 35, NPD 134 56.8) is "considerably faint, small, extended 90░, gradually brighter middle".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.4 by 0.6 arcmin?
DSS image of spiral galaxy NGC 1476
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 1476
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy
DSS image of region near spiral galaxy NGC 1476

NGC 1477 (= PGC 14060)
Discovered (1886) by
Ormond Stone
A 14th-magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E2?) in Eridanus (RA 03 54 02.8, Dec -08 34 28)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 1477 (Ormond Stone list I (#118), 1860 RA 03 47 35, NPD 98 59.5) is "extremely faint, very small, 2nd of 3", the others being NGC 1472 and 1478.
Physical Information: Apparent size 0.6 by 0.5 arcmin?

WORKING HERE: Adding Dreyer original NGC entries

NGC 1478 (= PGC 14062)
Discovered (1886) by
Ormond Stone (I-119)
A 15th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0?) in Eridanus (RA 03 54 07.3, Dec -08 33 18)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 0.6 by 0.3 arcmin?

NGC 1479
Recorded (1886) by
Frank Muller (II-391)
A lost or nonexistent object in Eridanus (RA 03 54 20.4, Dec -10 12 31)
Historical Identification:

NGC 1480
Recorded (1886) by
Frank Muller (II-392)
A lost or nonexistent object in Eridanus (RA 03 54 32.0, Dec -10 15 30)
Historical Identification:

NGC 1481 (= PGC 14079)
Discovered (Nov 13, 1835) by
John Herschel
A 14th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type E/S0) in Eridanus (RA 03 54 28.9, Dec -20 25 36)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.0 by 0.7 arcmin.

NGC 1482 (= PGC 14084)
Discovered (Dec 19, 1799) by
William Herschel
A 12th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0/a) in Eridanus (RA 03 54 38.9, Dec -20 30 07)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 2.4 by 1.4 arcmin.

NGC 1483 (= PGC 14022)
Discovered (Sep 2, 1826) by
James Dunlop (427, 428)
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SB(s)bc?) in Horologium (RA 03 52 47.7, Dec -47 28 42)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.6 by 1.4 arcmin.
HST image of spiral galaxy NGC 1483
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide view of NGC 1483 (Image Credits above and below: ESA/Hubble/NASA)
HST image of spiral galaxy NGC 1483 rotated with North on left to allow for greater detail
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy (Image Credits as above)
HST image of spiral galaxy NGC 1483 superimposed on a DSS background to fill in missing areas

NGC 1484 (= PGC 14071)
Discovered (Nov 28, 1837) by
John Herschel
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SB(s)b?) in Eridanus (RA 03 54 17.4, Dec -36 58 15)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 2.5 by 0.6 arcmin.
DSS image of spiral galaxy NGC 1484
Above, a 3 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 1484
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy
DSS image of region near spiral galaxy NGC 1484

NGC 1485 (= PGC 14432)
Discovered (Feb 24, 1886) by
Lewis Swift (3-28)
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sab?) in Camelopardalis (RA 04 05 03.4, Dec +70 59 48)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 2.4 by 0.7 arcmin.
DSS image of spiral galaxy NGC 1485
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 1485
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy
DSS image of region near spiral galaxy NGC 1485

NGC 1486 (= PGC 14132)
Discovered (1886) by
Francis Leavenworth (II-393)
A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sbc? pec) in Eridanus (RA 03 56 18.8, Dec -21 49 15)
Historical Identification: The second IC lists a corrected RA (per Howe) of 03 50 13.
Physical Information: Apparent size 0.9 by 0.5 arcmin.
DSS image of spiral galaxy NGC 1486
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 1486
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy
DSS image of region near spiral galaxy NGC 1486

NGC 1487 (= PGC 14117)
Discovered (Oct 29, 1826) by
James Dunlop (480)
A 12th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sm pec) in Eridanus (RA 03 55 45.0, Dec -42 22 04)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 2.4 by 1.7 arcmin plus large 'tail'.
DSS image of central portion of spiral galaxy NGC 1487
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 1487
Below, a more detailed version of the same view (Image Credits: Hubble Legacy Archive, Wikimedia Commons)
HST image of central portion of spiral galaxy NGC 1487
Below, a 6 arcmin wide view of the galaxy showing its extended tail
DSS image of spiral galaxy NGC 1487 and its extended tail
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy
DSS image of region near spiral galaxy NGC 1487

NGC 1488
Recorded (Nov 24, 1854) by
Edward Cooper
A pair of stars in Taurus (RA 04 00 04.7, Dec +18 34 00)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information:

NGC 1489 (= PGC 14165)
Discovered (1886) by
Frank Muller (II-394)
A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SB(r)b) in Eridanus (RA 03 57 38.1, Dec -19 13 02)
Historical Identification: The second IC lists a corrected RA (per Howe) of 03 51 24.
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.4 by 0.6 arcmin.
DSS image of spiral galaxy NGC 1489
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 1489
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy
DSS image of region near spiral galaxy NGC 1489

NGC 1490 (= PGC 14040)
Discovered (Nov 2, 1834) by
John Herschel
A 12th-magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E1) in Reticulum (RA 03 53 34.1, Dec -66 01 05)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.3 by 1.1 arcmin.

NGC 1491
Discovered (Dec 28, 1790) by
William Herschel
An emission nebula in Perseus (RA 04 03 13.5, Dec +51 18 58)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 25 by 25 arcmin. Part of Sharpless 2-206.

NGC 1492 (= PGC 14186)
Discovered (Nov 28, 1837) by
John Herschel
A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sa) in Eridanus (RA 03 58 13.1, Dec -35 26 45)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 0.9 by 0.7 arcmin.
DSS image of spiral galaxy NGC 1492
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 1492
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy
DSS image of region near spiral galaxy NGC 1492

NGC 1493 (= PGC 14163)
Discovered (Sep 2, 1826) by
James Dunlop (438)
An 11th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SB(r)cd) in Horologium (RA 03 57 27.5, Dec -46 12 42)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 3.6 by 3.6 arcmin. Used by de Vaucouleurs as an example of galaxy type SB(rs)cd.
DSS image of spiral galaxy NGC 1493
Above, a 4 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 1493
Below, a partial detail of the galaxy (Hubble Legacy Archive, Wikimedia Commons)
HST detail of part of spiral galaxy NGC 1493
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy
DSS image of region near spiral galaxy NGC 1493

NGC 1494 (= PGC 14169)
Discovered (Dec 28, 1834) by
John Herschel
A 12th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SAB(s)d?) in Horologium (RA 03 57 42.5, Dec -48 54 34)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 3.5 by 2.0 arcmin.
DSS image of spiral galaxy NGC 1494
Above, a 3.6 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 1494
Below, a partial detail of the galaxy (Hubble Legacy Archive)
HST detail of part of spiral galaxy NGC 1494
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy
DSS image of region near spiral galaxy NGC 1494

NGC 1495 (= PGC 14190)
Discovered (Oct 24, 1835) by
John Herschel
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sc?) in Horologium (RA 03 58 21.4, Dec -44 27 57)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 3.0 by 0.5 arcmin.
DSS image of spiral galaxy NGC 1495
Above, a 3.6 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 1495
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy
DSS image of region near spiral galaxy NGC 1495

NGC 1496 (= OCL 396)
Discovered (Nov 8, 1831) by
John Herschel
A 10th-magnitude open cluster (type II1p) in Perseus (RA 04 04 31.8, Dec +52 39 41)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 3.0 arcmin.

NGC 1497 (= PGC 14331)
Discovered (Dec 11, 1876) by
╔douard Stephan (8-13)
A 13th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0) in Taurus (RA 04 02 06.8, Dec +23 08 00)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.5 by 0.7 arcmin.

NGC 1498
Recorded (Feb 8, 1784) by
William Herschel
Three stars in Eridanus (RA 04 00 19.4, Dec -12 01 10)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information:

NGC 1499, the California Nebula
Discovered (Nov 3, 1885) by
Edward Barnard
A 5th-magnitude emission nebula in Perseus (RA 04 03 14.0, Dec +36 22 00)
Historical Identification: The first IC notes (per Scheiner) "is about half a degree in length".
Physical Information: Apparent size 200 by 60 arcmin.
DSS image of emission nebula NGC 1499, the California Nebula, rotated to show more detail
Above, a 2 by 4.5 degree wide closeup of NGC 1499 (with North at upper left)
Below, a 4 arcmin wide region centered on the nebula
DSS image of region near emission nebula NGC 1499, the California Nebula
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