Celestial hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Fornax (For)  ·  Contains:  NGC 986
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NGC 986, 



    
        

            Warren A. Keller
NGC 986
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NGC 986, 



    
        

            Warren A. Keller
NGC 986
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Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
PlaneWave PW1000
Imaging Cameras
FLI PL16083
Filters
Chroma 2" LRGB
Software
Photoshop CC

Acquisition details

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 5619388

RA center: 02h33m34s.8

DEC center: -39°0238

Pixel scale: 0.309 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.767 degrees

Field radius: 0.152 degrees

Resolution: 2508x2508

File size: 1.4 MB

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: Observatorio El Sauce

Description

NGC 986 is a barred spiral galaxy, located about 76,000,000 light-years away. Discovered in1826 by the Scottish astronomer James Dunlop, it is a member of the Fornax Cluster of galaxies. Its morphological class is (R′1)SB(rs)b, a barred spiral (SB) with an outer, pseudo-ring (R′1), an incomplete inner ring (rs), and moderately wound spiral arms (b). The nucleus of NGC 986 is undergoing intense star formation and there is an HII region at the core. The galaxy contains two large, extended and slightly warped arms that begin at each end of the central bar, forming an S-shape. Many thanks go out to my collaborator and friend, Mike Selby, who acquired and calibrated this fine data.

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NGC 986, 



    
        

            Warren A. Keller