Object name: NGC0664

Designation(s): NGC0664, IC0150, PGC6329,

The NGC 664 galaxy group is located in the southeastern corner of Pisces about 240 million light-years distant. NED says there are 6 in the group but I find only 4 in my image at the right distance. I was unable to determine where the other two are. The four I imaged are NGC 664, IC 150, PGC 006329 and tiny NSA 130250. NGC 664 is almost 100,000 light-years across while NSA 130250 is only 10,000 light-years long. NGC 664 was discovered by John Herschel on September 24, 1830. IC 150 was found by Stephane Javelle on December 5, 1893.

The asteroid (2682) Soromundi photobombed my image. While the Minor Planet Center said the citation info was unavailable being behind a copyright I found the copyright info in Google Books. It reads \"Discovered by E.F Helin and S.J. Bus June 28, 1979. Named by Helin in honor of the Los Angeles Chapter of the YWCA \'sisters of the world\'.\" Google translates the word Soromuni in Latin to \"sisters of the world\". When I simply \"googled\" the term I got back dozens of references to a lesbian chorus by that name. I had to dig many pages down to find the Google Books reference.

This field is only 6 degrees north of the ecliptic so I expected many asteroids but only the one appeared. Though a plane with its bright lights and strobe flew through one of my two red frames it was easy to remove using the other red frame for that part of the color data. That\'s why I take two unless I\'m around to see the frames as they come in.

Since the frame is near the Zone of Avoidance there was little information on the field. Most galaxies carried only positional names, often from very obscure catalogs. So most are just noted with a G for galaxy along with its redshift distance.

14\" LX200R @ f/10, L=4x10\' RGB=2x10\' STL-11000XM, Paramount ME



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