NGC613 Galaxy in Sculptor

 67 million light-years away in the constellation of Sculptor you can find the apparently 10mag bright and 5′.2 × 2′.6 sized barred spiral galaxy NGC613.It was discovered by William Herschel in 1798.The classification as a SBbc(rs) typed galaxy indicates its barred centre.There is strong star formation at the ends of this bar,which also extends to its blue spiral arms.

Its nucleus is a strong source of radio emission.Its structure suggest the presence of a massive black hole of more then 100x the mass of our sun.


image data:

LRGB image with L = 23x1200s, RGB = 8x1200s each,a total of 15.7 hours

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

image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken



RA.:     01h 34m 18.235s
Decl.:     –29° 25′ 06.56″



 here you can see a picture that shohs 75% of the FLIs image-field:click inside to get full resolution


 this is a more detailed close-up:

this is a link to the result with the HST

Last modified on Wednesday, 22 February 2017 15:53

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