NGC1350 Galaxy in Fornax

NGC1350 is a SB-typed galaxy in the southern constellation of Fornax.Its apparent size is 5.2 x 2.9 arc-minutes with a brightness of  11.5 mag.

Its distance from our earth measures about  80 million light-years with a size of slightly bigger than our own milky way.

This galaxie´s arms are nearly forming a closed ring and is therefore also typed as a R-galaxy.It´s not yet clear,if it belongs to the Fornax galaxy-cluster.



RA:     03h 31m 08,1s
Decl.:     -33° 37′ 43,1″


image data:

LRGB image with L = 28x1200s, RGB = 8x1200s each,a total of 17.33 hours

80cm f/7 AstroOptik Keller corrected cassegrain, FLI Proline 16803, Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile,remote controlled

image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken


here is a view of 83% of the CCD-field:


here is a bigger version of this galaxy:


here you may have a look to an ESO picture of NGC1350,taken with the VLT´s 8.2 meter Kueyen telescope

Last modified on Friday, 13 January 2017 17:43

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