Galaxy NGC 1365

This is a large barred tenth magnitude spiral galaxy, with a bright 50″ diameter core bisected by a dark dust lane.

Object Details:

NGC 1365; PGC 13179; MCG-6-8-26; ESO 358-17; ESO-LV 3580170; W 825; IRAS 03317-3618.
Constellation: Fornax.
Visual magnitude: +9.67
Apparent diameter: 12 x 6.2 arc-min. (about 0.4 Lunar Diameter).
Actual diameter: 197,000  light years.
Distance: 56 million light years.


Exposure: 27 x 90 sec, ISO 1600.
Date: 2017-11-25.
Location: Leumeah, NSW.
Sky: suburban sky, numerous clouds.
Moon: 7 day crescent, high, 38%, waxing, West.
Processing: Canon DPP  > Deep Sky Stacker  > GIMP.
Cropping: yes.

Imaging telescope: Skywatcher Esprit 120ED Super APO triplet refractor.
Focal length: 840 mm, focal ratio: f/7.
Imaging camera: Canon EOS 60D.
Guiding camera: Orion StarShoot camera.
Guiding control software: PHD2.
Guiding accuracy: 0.4″
Telescope mount: SkyWatcher EQ6-R.
Polar aligning: QHYCCD PoleMaster.
Field flattener: yes; filter: no.
My gear.


Image © R.Powell


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