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NGC 1316 & 1317, 


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NGC 1316 & 1317

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NGC 1316 & 1317

Acquisition details

Nov. 9, 2022 ·  Nov. 10, 2022 ·  Nov. 11, 2022
Chroma Blue 50x50 mm: 13×300(1h 5′) bin 1×1
Chroma Green 50x50 mm: 15×300(1h 15′) bin 1×1
Chroma Lum 50x50 mm: 109×300(9h 5′) -20°C bin 1×1
Chroma Red 50x50 mm: 15×300(1h 15′) bin 1×1
12h 40′
Avg. Moon age:
16.70 days
Avg. Moon phase:
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:

RA center: 03h23m08s.573

DEC center: -37°1214.50

Pixel scale: 0.732 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.023 degrees

Field radius: 0.557 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 4096x3631

File size: 70.4 MB

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Observatorio El Sauce


We return to more common targets, a couple of Galaxies in Fornax[b] [/b]NGC 1316 & 1317

It sits enthroned, immense and ghostly, more than 60 million light-years from Earth, in the southern constellation of Furnace. NGC 1316 is a giant galaxy, measuring nearly five hundred thousand light-years in diameter, and counting several trillion stars... At his side, like a snowflake lost in the cosmic night, the delicate spiral galaxy NGC 1317 (FornaxB) seems almost intimidated... And there is something: the galaxy NGC 1316 has already, about three billion years ago, absorbed another galaxy, the remains of this cosmic collision being still visible, in the form of immense stellar clouds haloing the galaxy, and also clouds of gas and chaotic dust, streaking its central region. Central region where lurks, invisible, a giant black hole... Another surprising attribute of NGC 1316, also known as Fornax A, is its giant lobes of gas that glow brightly in radio.This image offers us a cosmic perspective. In the foreground, some stars, which belong to our galaxy, the Milky Way, then the two galaxies NGC 1316 and NGC 1317, about sixty million light-years away. (from S. Brunier in S&V)


Sky plot

Sky plot


NGC 1316 & 1317,