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Contains:  NGC 1398

Image of the day 01/26/2020

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    NGC 1398, galaxy in Fornax, 





    
        

            José Joaquín Pérez
    NGC 1398, galaxy in Fornax

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    Resolution: 2500x2000

    Astrometry.net job: 3193418

    RA center: 3h 38' 56"

    DEC center: -26° 20' 31"

    Pixel scale: 0.915 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 179.309 degrees

    Field radius: 0.407

    Locations: Observatorio El Sauce, Valle del Río Hurtado, Limarí, Chile

    Data source: Own remote observatory

    Remote source: Observatorio El Sauce

    Description

    NGC 1398 is an isolated barred spiral galaxy exhibiting a double ring structure. It is located 65 million light years from the Earth, in the constellation of Fornax. The galaxy, with a diameter of 135,000 light years, is slightly larger than the Milky Way. Over 100 billion stars are in the galaxy. It was first discovered by Friedrich Winnecke of Karlsruhe, Germany, on 17 December 1868, while he was searching for comets. (Thanks Wikipedia!)

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    José Joaquín Pérez
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    NGC 1398, galaxy in Fornax, 





    
        

            José Joaquín Pérez