Antilhue - Chile

NGC 1365 - Close up
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Image Data

Designation NGC 1365,  Bennett 16
Constellation Fornax (For)
Description This barred spiral galaxy is the finest object of its type in the southern hemisphere.  The ends of the central bar extend in faint streams that eventually make up a large, open but imperfect ellipse. NGC 1365 lies closer to us than the Fornax cluster of galaxies.
Exposure LRGB 60:30:40:60 min @ -15°C
Camera SBIG ST-10XE selfguided + CFW-8 with Astronomik Filterset
Optics RCOS 14.5" Ritchey-Chrétien @ f/9 (prime focus)
Mount Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Software MaxIm DL/CCD, Adobe Photoshop 6.0
Location - Date - Time Vicuña (Chile) - 02Sep03 @ 07:00 UTC 
Conditions Transparency 8,  Seeing 7, Temperature +11°C