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Great Barred Spiral Galaxy: This wonderful galaxy in the southern constellation of Fornax is one of the greatest examples of a barred spiral galaxy. It is in a distance of about 56 mio LY. Latest research indicates that our Milky Way might resemble this galaxy very much.

The image was taken at the observatory of IAS at Hakos Farm in Namibia.



Object Great Barred Spiral Galaxy
Category IAS Hakos, Namibia
Designation NGC 1365
Constellation Fornax
Optics Keller 20 inch Cassegrain f/9 in corrected secondary focus
Mount Liebscher GEM
Camera SBIG STL-11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 10 x 10min Luminance, 4 x 10min each RGB, Baader LRGB filterset. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark Frame
Guiding StarlightXpress Lodestar on Schneider OAG, Maxim DL as Guiding Software
Processing Maxim DL5, PixInsight, Photoshop. Color Code LRGB
Location-Date IAS-Hakos, Namibia - 5 Apr+27,28 Nov 2011
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