NGC1385 Galaxy in Fornax

This SB(s)cd-Hubble-typed barred-spiral-galaxy sized 3,6′ × 2,2′ and of an apparent brightness of 11mag.can be found in the constellation of Fornax.

Its real distance of about 63mio.light-years allows us to detect some irregular structure in its center an also many star-formation regions in its inner spiral-arms..

NGC1385 was first seen by William Herschel in 1784.


position (epoch 2000):

Ra.: 03h 37m 28,6s
Decl.: -24° 30′ 10″


image data:

LRGB image from:

L = 25x1200s
RGB = 8x1200s each

a total of 16.33hours

80cm f/7 AstroOptik Keller corrected cassegrain

FLI Proline 16803 Astrodon LRGB Gen-II filters

Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile,remote controlled

image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken


here you see NGC1385 in a 19,6 arc-min.squared FOV (north is up)

For full resolution click HERE

here you see NGC1385 in a somewhat larger magnification:


most impressive is a view of this galaxy with the HST: click HERE



Last modified on Monday, 20 January 2020 18:31

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