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NGC 1073, 



    
        

            Tom Harrison
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NGC 1073, 



    
        

            Tom Harrison

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
RCOS 12.5" Truss
Imaging Cameras
SBIG STL6303e
Mounts
Paramount ME
Filters
Astrodon Tru-Balance Generation 2
Accessories
PIR · Off-Axis Guider Homeyer
Software
Maxim DL
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
RCOS 12.5" Truss
Guiding Cameras
SBIG STL6303e

Acquisition details

Dates:
Dec. 14, 2010
Frames:
127×600(21h 10′)
Integration:
21h 10′
Avg. Moon age:
8.20 days
Avg. Moon phase:
58.65%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 106351

Resolution: 1850x1681

File size: 1.2 MB

Locations: Texas, None; Fort Davis, None

Description

NGC1073 is an SBC barred spiral galaxy about 58 Million Light-Years distant towards the Constellation Cetus. Originally photographed by Edwin Hubble in 1950, this galaxy has very active star formation in its bluish spiral arms, and probably has an HII nucleus. It is a companion to the bright Seyfert galaxy NGC1068. It has recently been studied for several bright x-ray sources, possible black holes? Three quasars can be seen very near the galaxy, and references to those can be found in a web search.

Object: NGC1073

Distance: 58 Million Light-Years

Magnitude: 16.4

Date: December 2010

Place: Fort Davis, TX

Exposure Details: LRGB:700:150:180:240 unbinned

Processing: MaxIm DL, CCDStack, CCDInspector, Photoshop CS3

Optics: 12.5" RCOS Truss

Focal Length: 28808mm @ f9

Mount: Paramount ME Robotic

Camera: SBIG STL6303E

Focuser: RCOS

Guiding: Off-Axis with SBIG Guide Camera

Filters: Tru-Balance Gen II LRGB

Comments

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NGC 1073, 



    
        

            Tom Harrison