NGC1073 Galaxy in Cetus

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″

image details:
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:

Last modified on Saturday, 12 December 2015 18:19

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