Antilhue - Chile

NGC 1097 in Fornax
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Image Data

Designation NGC 1097
Constellation Fornax (For)
Description NGC 1097 is a fine, barred spiral and unusual in various ways. It is a Seyfert type radio source galaxy with a very bright, active nucleus. It also emits strongly in the infrared, indicating the presence of warm dust. Finally, there is interaction with the small elliptical companion galaxy NGC 1097A  to the NW (upper right),  the result of which is readily apparent in the image. North is up and the field of view is 15 x 10 arcminutes.
Exposure LRGB 70:30:30:40 min @ -15°C - RGB binned 2x2
Camera SBIG ST-10XE selfguided + CFW-8 with Astronomik Filterset
Optics RCOS 14.5" Ritchey-Chrétien @ f/9
Mount Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Software MaxIm DL/CCD, Sigma Pre Beta 11, Adobe Photoshop 6.0
Location - Date - Time Vicuña (Chile) - 26Sep03 @ 06:30 UTC 
Conditions Transparency 5-7,  Seeing 5-6, Temperature +10°C