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NGC1073 is an SBC barred spiral galaxy about 58 Million Light-Years distant towards the Constellation Cetus. Originally photographed by Edwin Hubble in 1950, this galaxy has very active star formation in its bluish spiral arms, and probably has an HII nucleus. It is a companion to the bright Seyfert galaxy NGC1068. It has recently been studied for several bright x-ray sources, possible black holes? Three quasars can be seen very near the galaxy, and references to those can be found in a web search. Object: NGC1073 Distance: 58 Million Light-Years Magnitude: 16.4 Date: December 2010 Place: Fort Davis, TX Exposure Details: LRGB:700:150:180:240 unbinned Processing: MaxIm DL, CCDStack, CCDInspector, Photoshop CS3 Optics: 12.5" RCOS Truss Focal Length: 28808mm @ f9 Mount: Paramount ME Robotic Camera: SBIG STL6303E Focuser: RCOS Guiding: Off-Axis with SBIG Guide Camera Filters: Tru-Balance Gen II LRGB 2"

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