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NGC1097

1.11.2013

NGC1097

NGC1097 is located in the Constellation Fornax around 45 Million Light-Years distant. We observe this beautiful barred spiral galaxy face-on. It has an active galaxy nucleus and a super massive central black hole. The bright center is approximately 5500 light-years wide, and contains many active star-forming regions along the ring of dust in the central core. The small galaxy seen in the center of the outer reaches is NGC1097a. Constellation: Fornax Distance: 45 MLY Magnitude: 9.5 Date: January 2009, Reprocessed April 2010 Place: Fort Davis, TX Exposure Details: LRGB:560:240:240:240 unbinned Processing: MaxIm DL; CCDStack; RegiStar, Photoshop CS3 Optics: 12.5" RCOS Truss Focal Length: 2808 @ f9 Mount: Paramount ME Camera: STL6303E Focuser: RCOS Guiding: OAG with SBIG Guide Head Filters: Tru-Balance Gen2 LRGB 2"

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