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 = 80:70:70:70min ≡ 4h50m||Location:||LMDSS, Heathcote, Victoria|
|Dates:||September 2014||Processing:||CCDStack2, RegiStar and Photoshop CS5|