NGC 1055 is a barred spiral edge-on galaxy located in Cetus constellation at about 45 million light years. Its prominent bulb is crossed by a wide and dark band of dust. It belongs to the group of M77 which includes at least seven galaxies located in the constellations of Whale and Eridanus.
Contemplating this galaxy of mag 11.4 is spectacular because of the proximity of two bright stars in the foreground which seem to give it a ghostly aspect.
16" Dobsonian, eyepiece observation with Ethos 13mm and EAA observation with SiOnyx Aurora NV camera in afocal mount behind a 25mm Celestron eyepiece, good conditions of seeing and average transparency. Drawing on black Canson with pastel pencils. Digital photography of the sketch, redrawing of the stars and final formatting.