This 11,5mag bright and nearly 5 arcminutes large barred-spiral-galaxy of the type SBbc can be found in the constellation of Eridanus.Its distance amounts to 73 mio.light-years.
It was first seen by William Herschel in 1798.
RA.: 03h 24m 25,5s
Decl.: -21° 32′ 35″
LRGB image with L = 24x1200s, RGB = 9x1200s each,a total of 17.0 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 picture shows 78% of the CCD-field of the FLI-camera.To get full resolution,click here.
this is a larger view to NGC1325:
the center of this galaxy seen with the HST you can find here