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Contains:  NGC 1365
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NGC 1365, The Great Barred Spiral Galaxy, 


            Russ Carpenter
NGC 1365, The Great Barred Spiral Galaxy

NGC 1365, The Great Barred Spiral Galaxy

Technical card

Resolution: 2345x2183

Dates:March 5, 2019

Frames: 15x600"

Integration: 2.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.49 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.22% job: 2647465

RA center: 53.404 degrees

DEC center: -36.133 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.965 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 269.367 degrees

Field radius: 0.429 degrees

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: ChileScope


Here is NGC 1365, one of the Southern sky’s galactic masterpieces. It is commonly known as the Great Barred Spiral Galaxy.

In my processing I use a combination of PixInsight and Affinity Photo. I feel that Affinity Photo is the best kept secret of serious photographers: a cost effective and elegant alternative to Photoshop.

Tech Notes:
ASA Newtonian, 500 mm aperture, 1900mm focal length, F3.6
FLI Proline 16803, 9 mm pixel, 4096 X 4096
ASA DDM85 equatorial mount
Processing with PixInsight and Affinity Photo



Russ Carpenter
License: None (All rights reserved)

Sky plot

Sky plot


NGC 1365, The Great Barred Spiral Galaxy, 


            Russ Carpenter