NGC 1365

A close-up of the beautiful great barred spiral galaxy, NGC 1365, taken from the wide field image. Note the old yellow stars and dust lanes of the central region and the young blue stars and star-forming regions that define the arms. It is believed that the core contains a super-massive black of over 2 million solar masses. Distance 60Mly.

 

Camera: SBIG STL11000M, Astrodon I filters Scope: Takahashi TOA-130, f=720mm, f5.6 (fov ~2.8 x 2.0)
Mount: Takahashi EM-200 Temma2 Guiding: external, E-finder
Exposures: L:R:G:B = 80:70:70:70min4h50m Location: LMDSS, Heathcote, Victoria
Dates: September 2014 Processing: CCDStack2, RegiStar and Photoshop CS5