NGC 1543 Galaxy in Reticulum

NGC 1543 is a barred lenticular galaxy with a bright mag 10 core, surrounded by a faint ring, it is located about 54 million light-years away in the constellation of Reticulum.
It shows nice details in the faint ring indicating blue star formation areas on both opposite ends.
The galaxy was discovered by James Dunlop in 1826.

Many yellow colored background galaxies are shining through the faint ring.

Image data:
LRGB (560-180-180-180 min) total 18.3 h, north is up, seeing 0.8-1.2 arc-sec,
80cm f/7 Astrooptik Keller cassegrain, FLI PL-16803, Astrodon LRGB GenII filters, Prompt 7 CTIO Chile

Johannes Schedler

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Last modified on Tuesday, 08 May 2018 12:31

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