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The Fornax Cluster and NGC 1365

Located At a distance of approximately 62.0 Mly The Fornax Cluster is the second richest cluster of galaxies within 100 million light-years.
NGC 1365 (seen at upper left) also known as the Great Barred Spiral Galaxy, is a barred spiral galaxy about 56 million light-years away in the constellation Fornax.
The core is an oval shape with an apparent size of about 50″ 40″.
The spiral arms extend in a wide curve north and south from the ends of the east-west bar and form an almost ring like Z-shaped halo (WIKI)

Imaged with the 16" f3.75 Dream Astrograph.
Apogee Alta U-16M camera.
L-RGB image

Lum - 60 min
RGB 6 minutes each Bin 2x2

(Total of 78 minutes )

Imaged from Tivoli farm in Namibia July 2013.


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