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NGC 1300

SPIRAL GALAXY - ERIDANUS

(Image centered at ra: 03:19.7 / dec -19:25)

 

 

 

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September 2019 - Camping La Porteņa, San Antonio de Areco, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 


 

DATA

TYPE: Open Cluster

APPARENT MAGNITUDE: 10,3

APPARENT DIAMETER: 6,20 x 4,1 arc minutes

DISTANCE: 70 Millions light years

 

IMAGE INFORMATION

SCOPE: ORION OPTICS UK 8" f5 Newtonian w/Televue Paracorr working at f5,75

CAMERA: QSI 583 WS

MOUNT: SKY WATCHER NEQ6

FILTERS: Baader LRGB Set

SKY CONDITIONS: Rural Skies.

EXPOSURES: LRGB (90,30,30,30) 

 

OBJECT DESCRIPTION AND IMAGE SESSION

Some 70 millions lights years away from Earth lies NGC 1300 in the constellation of Eridanus. The galaxy is face one and spans over 100.000 light years and is predominantly dominated by its central bar and impressive spirals arms. Despite the distance, astronomers had studied this galaxy intensively looking for information that might reveal explanations about the nature of our own Milky Way. The image also shows a handful of remote galaxies that may be 5 times as distance. Like other spiral galaxies NGC 1300 is supposed to have a super massive central black hole.

 

 


 

 

NGC 1300

SPIRAL GALAXY - ERIDANUS

 

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8 INCHES NEWTONIAN - ORION OPTICS UK