Antilhue - Chile

NGC 1350 in Fornax
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Image Data

Designation NGC 1350,  Bennett 14a
Object type Class SB Spiral galaxy
Coordinates 03 h 31 min      - 33° 38'    Fornax  (For)
Description This appealing spiral galaxy is a member of the Fornax galaxy cluster, about 55 million light-years away and only 2.6 degrees to the north of the showpiece "foreground" galaxy  NGC 1365.  Dreyer describes NGC 1350 as bright (magnitude 11.3),  large (5.2'x2.8'),  moderately extended (position angle 30°), with a very much brighter middle and a round nucleus.  NGC 1350 is about 130,000 light-years across making it as large or slightly larger than our own Milky Way. 

North is towards the upper left  (330°) in this 15 x 10 arcmin field of view.  

Exposure CRGB 100:40:40:40 min @ -18°C,  RGB exposures binned 2x2
Camera SBIG ST-10XE selfguided + CFW8 with Astrodon CRGB filterset
Optics RCOS 14.5" Ritchey-Chrétien @ f/9 (prime focus)
Mount Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Software MaxIm DL/CCD,  Registar,  Adobe Photoshop CS
Location - Date - Time San Esteban (Chile) - 20 (RGB) and 21 (Lum) Oct2006 @ 05:00 UTC 
Conditions Transparency 7/10,  Seeing 7/10, Temperature  + 13° C