NGC 4945 (Caldwell 83)

Telescope: Planewave 17" CDK Reflector, 2912mm FL
Camera: FLI ProLine PL16803, 4096 x 4096 pixels
Exposure: Lum: 8 x 3 minutes. Processed with PixInsight.
Location: Siding Springs Observatory, Australia (Elevation 3720')
Image Center (J2000): RA 13h 05m 21s, Dec -49° 28' 14"

Nearly edge-on barred spiral galaxy. A dust lane aligned along the major axis of the galactic disk obscures parts of the central region. There are no visible objects associated with NGC 4945 in the SIMBAD database.


NGC 4945 (Caldwell 83), Nearly edge-on barred spiral galaxy. A dust lane aligned along the major axis of the galactic disk obscures parts of the central region. 
There are no visible objects associated with NGC 4945 in the SIMBAD database., acquired with a remote telescope at Siding Springs Observatory, Australia (Elevation 3720')

Object Label Identifier Notes
Galaxy G1 ESO 219-25 mB=15.7
Galaxy G2 LEDA 3097829 Once thought to be a dwarf satellite galaxy of NGC 4945. Now known to be a distant background galaxy.

Click on the plate solved image to display annotations. 5' across NGC 4945 is about 17,000 light years.