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NGC 1450 (= PGC 13775)
Discovered (Oct 22, 1886) by
Lewis Swift (5-56)
A 14th-magnitude galaxy (type E-S0?) in Eridanus (RA 03 45 36.5, Dec -09 14 05)
The second IC lists a corrected RA (per Howe) of 03 38 52. 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)
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)
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)
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". Apparent size 2.8 by 1.5 arcmin. Used by de Vaucouleurs as an example of galaxy type (R')SB(ra)a.
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
A 12th-magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E2) in Eridanus (RA 03 46 27.2, Dec -03 58 08)
Apparent size 2.4 by 1.9 arcmin.

NGC 1454
Recorded (1886) by
Frank Muller (II-385)
A 14th-magnitude star in Eridanus (RA 03 45 59.3, Dec -20 39 06)

NGC 1455 (=
NGC 1452 = PGC 13765)
Discovered (Oct 6, 1785) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 1452)
Discovered (1886) by Francis Leavenworth (II-386) (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)
(this entry will mostly contain historical information; for anything else see NGC 1452)

NGC 1456
Recorded (1886) by
Gerhard Lohse
A pair of stars in Taurus (RA 03 48 08.3, Dec +22 33 30)

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?) in Horologium (RA 03 44 31.3, Dec -44 38 45)
Apparent size 7.6 by 1.7 arcmin.
DSS image of spiral galaxy NGC 1457
Above, an 8 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 1457
Below, a more natural color view (Image Credits: Old Palace School of John Whitgift; Creative Commons license)
Image of spiral galaxy NGC 1457 taken by the Old Palace School of John Whitgift using the Faulkes Telescope South, made available through the Creative Commons license
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy
DSS image of region near spiral galaxy NGC 1457

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 (II-387) (and later listed as NGC 1458)
A 12th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type SB0) in Eridanus (RA 03 45 02.9, Dec -18 15 59)
The first IC notes "Not found by Burnham". (this entry will mostly contain historical information; for anything else see NGC 1440)

NGC 1459 (= PGC 13832)
Discovered (1886) by
Ormond Stone (I-115)
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SB(s)bc?) in Fornax (RA 03 46 57.9, Dec -25 31 17)
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)
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
A 12th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0) in Eridanus (RA 03 48 27.1, Dec -16 23 34)
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)
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)
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 (5-57) (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)
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 (5-58)
A 14th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0/a) in Perseus (RA 03 53 31.9, Dec +32 29 34)
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)
Apparent size 1.9 arcmin.

NGC 1467 (= PGC 13991)
Discovered (1886) by
Frank Muller (II-388)
A 14th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0/a) in Eridanus (RA 03 51 52.7, Dec -08 50 16)
Apparent size 1.1 by 0.7 arcmin.

NGC 1468 (= PGC 14004)
Discovered (Dec 19, 1881) by
Édouard Stephan (12-28)
A 14th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type E/S0) in Eridanus (RA 03 52 12.5, Dec -06 20 55)
Apparent size 1.2 by 0.8 arcmin.

NGC 1469 (= PGC 14261)
Discovered (Feb 24, 1886) by
Lewis Swift (3-27)
A 13th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type E/S0) in Camelopardalis (RA 04 00 27.8, Dec +68 34 39)
Apparent size 1.9 by 0.8 arcmin.

NGC 1470 (= PGC 14002)
Discovered (1886) by
Frank Muller (II-389)
A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sab) in Eridanus (RA 03 52 09.8, Dec -09 00 00)
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 (I-116) (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)
(this entry will mostly contain historical information; for anything else see NGC 1464)

NGC 1472 (= PGC 14050)
Discovered (1886) by
Ormond Stone (I-117)
A 14th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0) in Eridanus (RA 03 53 47.3, Dec -08 34 05)
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)
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 (93) (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)
Apparent size 1.1 by 1.0 arcmin. Generally called NGC 1474, but shown as IC 2002 in Wikisky.
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 (II-390)
A 15th-magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E0) in Eridanus (RA 03 53 49.8, Dec -08 08 15)
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)
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 (I-118)
A 14th-magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E2) in Eridanus (RA 03 54 02.8, Dec -08 34 28)
Apparent size 0.6 by 0.5 arcmin.

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)
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)

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)

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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
The second IC lists a corrected RA (per Howe) of 03 50 13. 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)
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)

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)
The second IC lists a corrected RA (per Howe) of 03 51 24. 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Apparent size 3.0 arcmin.

NGC 1497 (= PGC 14331)
Discovered (Dec 11, 1876) by
Édouard Stephan (8-13)
A 13th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0) in Taurus (RA 04 02 06.8, Dec +23 08 00)
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)

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)
The first IC notes (per Scheiner) "is about half a degree in length". 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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