Deep Sky Object in Winter
NGC1316 & NGC1317 (Galaxies in Fornax)


Date & Time: Nov 16 2007, from 23:44 to 24:14 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 10 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
with IDAS LPS-P2-FF Light-pollution suppression filter
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Nikon D80 (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3872×2592)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600




NGC1316 / Galaxy, type SAB(s)0°pec
R.A.03h 22m 38.8s (2000.0)
Dec.-37° 12' 45" (2000.0)
Apparent Size11.1×7.2'
Radial Velocity+1793km/s
Magnitude9.4
Distance55 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesFornax Cluster
Other IDsESO 357-22, Arp 154
MCG -6-8-5, IRAS 3208-3723
PGC 12651
NGC1317 / Galaxy, type SAB(r)a
R.A.03h 22m 44.4s (2000.0)
Dec.-37° 06' 12" (2000.0)
Apparent Size2.5×2.2'
Radial Velocity+1941km/s
Magnitude11.9
Distance55 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesFornax Cluster
Other IDsESO 357-23, MCG -6-8-6
IRAS 3208-3716, PGC 12653
A spiral galaxy with a long axis of about 10 arc minutes in eastern Fornax has a number of NGC1316. And a small companion galaxy just north of NGC1316 is NGC1317. These galaxies are members in the Fornax Cluster distributed between Fornax And Eridanus, and are ones of largest and easiest to observe with amateur scopes. But NGC1316 has been positioned in southwest edge of the Cluster.




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