Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Fornax (For)  ·  Contains:  Fornax A  ·  Fornax B  ·  NGC 1310  ·  NGC 1316  ·  NGC 1317  ·  NGC 1326

Image of the day 02/03/2021

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    Rip City Fornax A (NGC1316) with a faint loop, 



    
        

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    Rip City Fornax A (NGC1316) with a faint loop
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    Rip City Fornax A (NGC1316) with a faint loop

    Image of the day 02/03/2021

    Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
      Rip City Fornax A (NGC1316) with a faint loop, 



    
        

            Pleiades Astrophotography Team
      Rip City Fornax A (NGC1316) with a faint loop
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      Rip City Fornax A (NGC1316) with a faint loop

      Technical card

      Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi Epsilon 180

      Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI6200MM-PRO

      Mounts: iOptron CEM60

      Software: Pixinsight

      Filters: 7 Brand LRGB 2"


      Dates:Jan. 19, 2021

      Frames: 164x600"

      Integration: 27.3 hours

      Avg. Moon age: 6.15 days

      Avg. Moon phase: 36.99%


      Basic astrometry details

      Astrometry.net job: 4166160

      RA center: 3h 22' 47"

      DEC center: -37° 12' 21"

      Pixel scale: 1.560 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: 85.363 degrees

      Field radius: 1.201 degrees


      Resolution: 4524x3203

      Data source: Own remote observatory

      Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

      Description

      Fornax A is a lenticular galaxy about 60 million light-years away in the constellation Fornax. It is a radio galaxy and at 1400 MHz is the fourth-brightest radio source in the sky.

      The total integration time of this image is 27.3 hours. With a fast focal ratio, some very deep structures in this ripping galaxy are revealed. For example, you can see a loop clearly on the right side of the galaxy. There are also many dwarf galaxies in this image.

      It seems like nobody in astrobin captured the loop structure on the right clearly before!

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      Rip City Fornax A (NGC1316) with a faint loop, 



    
        

            Pleiades Astrophotography Team