NGC 1097 is a barred spiral galaxy about 45 million light-travel years away in the constellation Fornax.
It was discovered by William Herschel on 9 October 1790.
It is a severely interacting galaxy with obvious tidal debris and distortions caused by interaction with the companion galaxy NGC 1097A.
Imaged with the 16" f3.75 Dream Astrograph.
Apogee Alta U-16M camera.
Luminance - 120 minutes (Bin 1)
RGB - 30 minutes per channel (Bin 2)
Total of 3.5 HRS
Imaged from Tivoli farm in Namibia May 2015