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Contains:  NGC 1317, NGC 1316, NGC 1310
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Technical card

Resolution: 3500x2488

Dates:Nov. 10, 2018

Frames: 100x300"

Integration: 8.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 2.77 days

Avg. Moon phase: 8.42% job: 2365320

RA center: 50.577 degrees

DEC center: -37.177 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.587 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 175.843 degrees

Field radius: 0.350 degrees

Locations: Terip Terip, Murindindi Shire, Victoria, Australia

Data source: Own remote observatory


NGC 1316 - Fornax A
An image of Fornax A that lies in the galaxy rich region of Fornax. The image is orientated South-North with the top being South.

This is a cropped version that covers 32.92' x, 26.25'

Front and centre is the super bright Fornax A galaxy, an elliptical galaxy that has extended lobes extending NE-SW.
The galaxy didn't exhibit much colour in my image but the reddish dust lane is discernible if you zoom in.

Location: Central Victorian Highlands, Victoria, Australia
Dates: 7 Oct - 10 Oct 2018
Optics: AG Optical Systems 12.5" iDK,
Focal length 2121 mm
Camera: mono FLI ML16200 with a Loadstar X2 on an Astrodon MOAG off-axis guider.
Acquisition: Software: Sequence Generator Pro
Lum : 75 x 5min luminance
18 x 3min red binned 2x2
18 x 3min green binned 2x2
18 x 3min blue binned 2x2

Total integration 8 hours 57 minutes



Nicholas Jones
License: None (All rights reserved)

Sky plot

Sky plot


Fornax A - NGC 1316, 


            Nicholas Jones