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Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Contains:  NGC 1316, NGC 1317
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NGC 1316 and NGC 1317, 


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NGC 1316 and NGC 1317
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NGC 1316 and NGC 1317

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Quasar Optics RC 12.5"

Imaging cameras: SBIG STL11000M

Mounts: Losmandy Titan Gemini IV

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto, S.L. PixInsight 1.8  ·  Adobe Photoshop CC 2019  ·  CCDWare CCD Stack2

Filters: Astrodon Blue  ·  Green  ·  Red  ·  Luminance

Dates:Dec. 23, 2019

Frames:Luminance: 30x600" -14C bin 1x1

Integration: 5.0 hours

Darks: ~1

Flats: ~1

Bias: ~1

Avg. Moon age: 26.73 days

Avg. Moon phase: 8.62%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00 job: 3184584

RA center: 3h 23' 4"

DEC center: -37° 8' 56"

Pixel scale: 0.652 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 269.362 degrees

Field radius: 0.345 degrees

Resolution: 2837x2534

Locations: Deep Sky Chile, Río Hurtado, Limarí, Chile

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: DeepSkyChile


NGC 1316 (also known as 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.

NGC 1317 (also known as NGC 1318) is a barred spiral galaxy in constellation Fornax, in Fornax cluster.

Image processed by Utkarsh Mishra using image data from Insight Observatory's Astronomical Telescope for Educational Outreach remote telescope ATEO-3.

Image set can be subscribed to and downloaded from Insight Observatory's "Starbase" image set repository.



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NGC 1316 and NGC 1317, 


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