NGC 1398 Barred Spiral Galaxy in Fornax

NGC 1398 Barred Spiral Galaxy in Fornax

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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

Lens       :

Astrophysics 5

Camera       :

Atik 16HR

Exposure       :

9 hours

Filter       :

Astronomik LRGB 180,120,120,120 minutes

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio, Philippines