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NGC 1365 in Fornax

NGC 1365, also known as the Great Barred Spiral Galaxy,is a barred spiral galaxy about 56 million light-years away in the constellation Fornax. The spiral arms extend in a wide curve north and south from the ends of the east-west bar and form an almost ring like Z-shaped halo. The central mass in active galactic nucleus rotate close to relativistic Limit.

Find a comparison image of NGC 1365 taken with the 8.2 m ESO VLT telescope in visible and IR light here.

Constellation:  Fornax
RA:                 03h33m36.3s
DEC:              -36°08'27.8"
distance:        about 60 mio. lightyears
total size:        11x6,6 arc-min

LR(=R+Ha)GB
L = 18x1200s
R = 8x1200s
Ha= 4x2400s
G = 8x1200s
B = 8x1200s

80cm f/7 Astrooptik Keller corrected cassegrain, FLI Proline 16803, Baader Filters, Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile, Acquisition: Konstantin Buchhold, Johannes Schedler, Volker Wendel;
processing: Volker Wendel  (south is up)

 

Click on the image below to see NGC1365 at 2700x2700 pixel

see NGC1365 in large

 

 

 

Last modified on Saturday, 19 September 2015 18:36

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