This 11.6mag galaxy of the apparent size 5.8×4.6' is located as a member of the Eridanus galaxy cluster in the nothern part of the constellation of Fornax.The real distance is about 60 mio.light years and it is typed as a SAB(rs)a spiral galaxy.
There has been observed a supernova in 2005 (2005ke).Although it is a fine observing object,NGC1371 is is photographed very seldom.
R.A.: 03h 35m 01.4s
Dec.: -24° 56' 00"
LRGB image with L = 26x1200s, RGB = 9x1200s each,a total of 17.7 hours
80cm f/7 AstroOptik Keller corrected cassegrain, FLI Proline 16803, Astrodon LRGB GenII filters
Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile,remote controlled
image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken
this is how NGC1371 looks in a 77% FOV of our equipment.Click here to get full resolution.
here you see a more detailed view:
Here is a a photograph taken with the 2,5m Irénée du Pont telescope at Las Campanas (near of our observing site),taken in the late seventies with KODAK 103aO-silverfilm and a GG385-filter: