C72 - Whale galaxy
Caldwell 72 (NGC 55) also known as the Whale galaxy is a galaxy located within the constellation Sculptor.
C72 is best viewed during Fall, is magnitude 7.9*, and can be viewed with binoculars. It is 32 x 6' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.
- Whale galaxy
- 32 x 6'
- 00 14.9
- -39 11'
* The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.