NGC 1300 Barred Spiral Galaxy in Eridanus

NGC 1300 was discovered on December 11, 1835 by John Herschel. NGC 1300 is a beautiful barred spiral galaxy located 61 million light-years away in the constellation of Eridanus.

It is a part of the Eridanus Cluster, which located about 75 million light-years away. The cluster contains about 73 large galaxies and about 200 galaxies in total.

With a diameter of about 110,000 light-years, it's about the same size as the Milky Way.


Find an image from the Hubble Space Telescope (courtesy NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA) here.

Image data:
LRGB (360-140-160-160 min) total 13,7 h, north is up, seeing 0.8-1.5 arc-sec,
80cm f/7 Astrooptik Keller cassegrain, FLI PL-16803, Astrodon gen2 filters, Prompt 7 CTIO Chile

Processing: Konstantin Buchhold


The images below is cropped by 43% displayed at 100% and the second image was cropped by 82% and resized to 70% of the original size.



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Last modified on Sunday, 10 January 2021 01:29

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