Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Dorado (Dor)  ·  Contains:  NGC 1566  ·  NGC1566

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    NGC 1566, the Spanish Dancer, 



    
        

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    NGC 1566, the Spanish Dancer

    Image of the day 01/28/2015

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      NGC 1566, the Spanish Dancer, 



    
        

            Geoff
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      NGC 1566, the Spanish Dancer

      Imaging telescopes or lenses: Plane Wave Instruments CDK 12.5"

      Imaging cameras: Finger Lakes Instruments Proline 16803

      Mounts: AP900GTO

      Guiding telescopes or lenses: Plane Wave Instruments CDK 12.5"

      Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar guide camera

      Software: PixInsight

      Filters: Astronomik L R G B Series II


      Dates:Jan. 17, 2015

      Frames: 29x600" (4h 50')

      Integration: 4h 50'

      Avg. Moon age: 26.15 days

      Avg. Moon phase: 12.38%


      Astrometry.net job: 512325

      RA center: 4h 19' 56"

      DEC center: -54° 53' 32"

      Pixel scale: 0.730 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: -91.112 degrees

      Field radius: 0.332 degrees


      Resolution: 2334x2289

      Locations: Wiruna Dark Sky Site, Ilford, NSW, Australia

      Description

      NGC 1566 is the brightest member of a nearby galaxy group in Dorado and is about 50 million light years away.It is one of the brightest Seyfert galaxies, with a very luminous nucleus which has many quasar-like characteristics, although it is much less energetic.

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      NGC 1566, the Spanish Dancer, 



    
        

            Geoff