NGC 1398 is a beautiful sample of a face-on spiral galaxy with a well defined and distinct bar bisecting its central core. The constellation Fornax hosts this magnitude 9.7 galaxy with a smaller curious coma shaped object just to the right of it.
Date Imaged :
January 31, 2009
Astronomik LRGB 180,120,120,120 minutes
Stardust Observatory, Baguio, Philippines