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Image of the day 02/03/2021

    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

    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


    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, 


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