By Ivan Maly (NGC 55)
Object Name: NGC 55
Object Type: Galaxy
Location: Cherry Springs Dark Sky Park, Pennsylvania
Date: December 26, 2011
Media: Digitally simulated chalk over an inverted scan of the original in ball-pen.
NGC 55 and IC 1537 culminate over a distant tree line at latitude 42 North. 12” SCT with a diagonal, i.e. north is up and west is left. 125x. Visible asymmetry of the bright core in NGC 55. The fainter IC 1537 is in
actuality a star cloud in NGC 55. Due to low altitude it appears completely detached.