Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Contains:  NGC 1398  ·  NGC1398
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NGC 1398 Galaxy (RC1m), 


            Jean-Baptiste Auroux
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NGC 1398 Galaxy (RC1m)

Imaging telescopes or lenses: ASA - Astro Systeme Austria ASA 1000 mm Richey-Chretien

Imaging cameras: FLI Proline 16803

Mounts: ASA - Astro System Austria DDM85

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight 1.8 Ripley  ·  Photoshop

Filters: Astrodon LRGB Tru-Balance E-series Gen II  ·  Astrodon 3nm Ha

Dates:Nov. 29, 2020Dec. 7, 2020Dec. 8, 2020Dec. 9, 2020

Astrodon 3nm Ha: 13x300" -30C bin 2x2
Astrodon 3nm Ha: 6x600" -30C bin 2x2
Astrodon LRGB Tru-Balance E-series Gen II: 42x300" -30C bin 2x2
Astrodon Luminance Tru-Balance E-Series Gen II Astrodon Luminance Tru-Balance E-Series Gen: 17x1200" -30C bin 1x1

Integration: 11.2 hours

Darks: ~42

Flats: ~15

Bias: ~40

Avg. Moon age: 20.48 days

Avg. Moon phase: 58.33%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00

Astrometry.net job: 4086549

RA center: 3h 38' 52"

DEC center: -26° 20' 10"

Pixel scale: 0.273 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 145.255 degrees

Field radius: 0.210 degrees

Resolution: 3900x3922

Locations: Chilescope, Fundina, Chile

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: ChileScope


NGC1398 is located 65 million light years away, in the constellation of Fornax. It's diameter is about 135,000 light years, slightly larger than our Milky Way.
The nucleus of this galaxy is surrounded by a ring ; and the whole galaxy is also surrounded by an outer ring.

Image made using the 1m telescope at Chilescope in LRGB-Ha.



Jean-Baptiste Auroux


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    NGC 1398 Galaxy (RC1m), 


            Jean-Baptiste Auroux
    NGC 1398 Galaxy (RC1m), 


            Jean-Baptiste Auroux
    NGC 1398 Galaxy (RC1m), 


            Jean-Baptiste Auroux


Description: Monochrome HDR version of Luminance layer


Description: Comparision with 8m ESO's VLT image (downscaled to fit my image...)

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NGC 1398 Galaxy (RC1m), 


            Jean-Baptiste Auroux