NGC1316-1317


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Date Taken:
Mazlin
NGC 1316
Galaxy
CTIO, Chile
12-02-2016
Description

NGC 1316 is in the Fornax galaxy cluster, and probably 60 million light-years away.

It contains a supermassive black hole at the center, helping to explain why it's the 4th brightest radio source in the sky.

NGC 1317 is the smaller galaxy just to the north.

The data was calibrated in Maxim, aligned and integrated in PixInsight, and thereafter most of the processing was in Photoshop CS2.

 

Technical Details
Exposure Time:
LRGB: L=20 hrs, R=14 hrs, G=12 hrs, B=14 hrs, all 1x1
Camera:
Finger Lakes PL 16803
Telescope:
RCOS Carbon Truss 16 inch f/11.3 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount:
Planewave 200HR
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