NGC 6300 Galaxy in Ara

NGC6300 is a fairly bright (8.8mag) spiral galaxy of the seyfert type ( SB(rs)b),located at the border of our milky way in the constellation of Ara.

At a real distance of about 50 light years,it has an apparent size 4.3 x 2.8 arc minutes.It was discovered in 1826 by the Scottish astronomer James Dunlop.

In its center there seems to be a massive black hole with massive X-ray radiation from there.


RA.:     17h 16m 59.5s
Decl.:     −62° 49′ 40″

image data:

L = 24x1200s, RGB = 8x1200s each,totally 16 hours,80cm f/7 Astrooptik Keller corrected cassegrain, FLI Proline 16803

Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile,remote controlled

image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken


this is a 85% field-size-image of NGC6300:

a detailed view of this galaxy:

Here you can see an image taken by the ESO with the 3.58-metre New Technology Telescope (NTT)

Last modified on Monday, 24 October 2016 17:43

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