Deep Sky Object in Winter
NGC1097(Galaxy in Fornax)

Date & Time: Dec 28 2013, from 22:16 to 22:53 JST(+0900)
Composed 10 shots with 4 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
with BaaderPlanetarium Moon&Skyglow filter
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 600D (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(5184×3456)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO3200

NGC1097 / Galaxy, type SB(rs)bc I-II
R.A.02h 46m 18.9s (2000.0)
Dec.-30° 16' 21" (2000.0)
Apparent Size9.4×6.4'
Radial VelocityN/A
Group of GalaxiesFornax-Eridanus
Other IDsESO416-20, MCG-5-7-24
UGCA41, PGC10488
NGC1097 is a medium sized bared galaxy in center of Fornax with a diameter of 10 arc minutes and a brightness of 10th magnitude. The bar is stretched in NW to SE, and very indistinct two arms are coiled up from tips of the bar structure. Although it's hard to distinguish from normal star, there is a companion dwarf galaxy of NGC1097A about 3 arc minutes northwest from the nucleus of NGC1097.



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