NGC 613 (ESO 413-11)

Telescope: Planewave 17" CDK Reflector, 2912mm FL
Camera: FLI ProLine PL16803, 4096 x 4096 pixels
Exposure: 8 x 2 minutes. Processed with PixInsight.
Location: Siding Springs Observatory, Australia (Elevation 3720')
Image Center (J2000): RA 01h 34m 17s, DEC -29° 24' 53"
Image Size: 16' x 17'

Barred spiral galaxy in Sculptor, mag 10.1, surface brightness 13.4, apparent size 5' x 2'. Highly developed central bar with multiple extending arms with bright star forming regions. The outer edges of the spiral arms curve in opposite directions. Much of the central bar is obscured by dust lanes which can be seen in this image. Image brightness reduced near the galaxy core to reveal detail.
Raw data for this image can be downloaded.


NGC 613 (ESO 413-11), Barred spiral galaxy in Sculptor, mag 10.1, surface brightness 13.4, apparent size 5' x 2'. Highly developed central bar with multiple extending arms with bright star forming regions. The outer edges of the spiral arms curve in opposite directions. Much of the central bar is obscured by dust lanes which can be seen in this image. Image brightness reduced near the galaxy core to reveal detail. 
, acquired with a remote telescope at Siding Springs Observatory, Australia (Elevation 3720')

Object Label Identifier Notes
Galaxy G1 GALEXASC J013435.96-292207.3 mR=16.9, 0.2' x 0.1'
Galaxy G2 GALEXASC J013454.66-292229.0 m=18.93, 0.3' x 0.1'
Galaxy PGC 730662 PGC 730662 m=18.62
HII Region HII regions marked 8 are marked.
Quasar Q1 [VV2006] J013352.6-293230 mB=19.48, z=1.23
Quasar Q2 [VV2006] J013445.9-292841 mB=20.32, z=2.059
Quasar Q3 z=2.062 [VV2006] J013454.9-292522 mB=20.01, z=2.062
Star B=20.74 2QZ J013434.9-293103 Reference magnitude star
Star HD 9651 HD 9651 mV=9.79
Star HD 9693 HD 9693 mV=9.57

Click on the image to display the plate solved image with annotations. There are about a hundred galaxies and about a dozen quasars in this image, the brightest are marked. Difficult to identify HII regions.


FITS files to create this image:

Luminance:

NGC 613 Luminance

Image shown is Luminance 001.fits. Each file is 120 seconds, Planewave 17" reflector, 4096x4096 pixels, unbinned with Darks, Bias and Flats applied. Data acquired Dec 3 and 5, 2015.


Luminance 001.fits
Luminance 002.fits
Luminance 003.fits
Luminance 004.fits
Luminance 005.fits
Luminance 006.fits
Luminance 007.fits
Luminance 008.fits


Files can be loaded into PixInsight directly from the PixInsight console. For example, in the PixInsight console enter:
    open "http://www.remote-astrophotography.com/NGC613/NGC 613-Luminance-BIN1-008.fits"