NGC 507 Galaxy Group in Pisces

NGC 507 Galaxy Group Astrophotography Martin Rusterholz

NGC 507 group is a group of galax­ies in the con­stel­la­tion of Pisces at a dis­tance of about 200 mil­lion lightyears. The name is derived from its most prom­in­ent mem­ber, the ellipt­ic­al galaxy NGC 507 in the cen­ter of the image. NGC 507 and NGC 508 (Arp 229) are the cen­ter of the group.

The WBL cata­log lists 22 mem­bers for this group, most of them can be found in the annot­ated image. The mem­bers have been dis­coverd by Wil­helm Her­schel, John Her­schel, d’Ar­rest and Stephane Jav­elle between 1784 and 1899.


RCOS 14.5″ f/​8
Apo­gee U16M
Astro­don Gen2
LRGB 380:400:320:280 min.
ROSA Remote Obser­vat­or­ies South­ern Alps
© Mar­tin Ruster­holz, Astrophotographer

Find­er Chart NGC 507 Galaxy Group in Pisces

NGC 507 Galaxy Astrophotography Martin Rusterholz Skychart

Image cre­ated by Skychart

About Me

Hello, my name is Martin Rusterholz. I’m a Swiss amateur astrophotographer living near Zurich, the biggest town in Switzerland. My interest in astronomy started when I was 16. At that time, I built my first Newtonian telescope and mount. I studied physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) which was the only study including at least some aspects of astronomy and astrophysics. “Looking at the nights sky is an experience touching everybody deeply inside, something common to all human beings independent to the language spoken by the individuals”. Deep-sky astrophotography is my passion.