Deep Sky Object in Winter
NGC1365(Galaxy in Fornax)

Date & Time: Dec 23 2016, from 20:53 to 21:48 JST(+0900)
Composed 10 shots with 6 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
with BaaderPlanetarium UV/IR cut 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...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(5184×3456)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600

NGC1365 / Galaxy, type SB(s)b IC
R.A.03h 33m 36.6s (2000.0)
Dec.-36° 08' 16" (2000.0)
Apparent Size11.2×6.2'
Radial Velocity+1547km/s
Distance55 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesFornax Cluster
Other IDsESO358-17, MCG-6-8-26
VV825, PGC13179
A medium sized barred galaxy positioned at eastern edge of Fornax is NGC1365. The galaxy has a long axis of 10 arc minutes, the barred structure is stretched in east west direction, and clear two arms are coiled-up. NGC1365 can be seen in lower southern sky at Japan, it's fairly difficult to enjoy the galaxy under good conditioned atmosphere. It may all only dimmed central nucleus could be detected.
There are uncountable indistinct outer galaxies around this celestial field. NGC1365 is the one of largest and easiest to find in those galaxies.

Fornax Cluster


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