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, 



    
        

            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