NGC1073 is a fairly large (5.0` x 4.5`),faced-on galaxy,located in the constellation of Cetus.It has a barred structure and is classified as type SB(rs)c.Its distance is about 55 million lightyears from our sun.Possibly there exists a black in it,discovered by CHADRA,an X-ray-Space-Telescope of NASA.
The galaxy was discovered on October 9th,1785 by William Herschel.Its brightness is about 11,0mag and can be visually with a 6inch-telescope.
RA: 02h 43m 40,515s
Dekl.: +01° 22′ 33,99″
LRGB L=24x1200s RGB=8x1200s each,total 16.0 h, north is up, seeing 0.8-1.5"
80cm f/7 AstroOptik Keller corrected Cassegrain, FLI PL 16803, Astrodon LRGB Filters, Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile,remote controlled
Image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken
to get a look at a HST image of the galaxy's center, click here
for a detailed view, click into the image:
A central crop you see below: