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Galaxies

Object reference Size Shape Visual Scale Telescope used
NGC 1550 very small circular
1
Darkstar 14 inch
NGC 1589 small thin oval
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 1587 very small circular
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 1588 very small oval
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 1615 very small oval
<0.5
Meade 16 inch

This table is sorted by visual scale and then size.

Galaxy groupings

NGC 1588 / NGC 1589 - 0.5/0.5 - circular and edge on pair

Other notes

Best placed from mid autumn through mid winter.

Taurus has galactic co-ordinates of approximately 180, -20.

So when you look at this constellation you are looking slightly below the galactic plane directly opposite the core of our spiral galaxy.

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