NGC 1365 (Great Barred Spiral)

Telescope: Planewave 17" CDK Reflector, 2912mm FL
Camera: FLI ProLine PL16803, 4096 x 4096 pixels
Exposure: 5 x 2 minutes
Location: Siding Springs Observatory, Australia (Elevation 3720')
Image Center (J2000): RA 03h 33m 36s, DEC -36° 08' 32"

The most easily distinguished barred spiral galaxy. Prominent outer spiral arms extend in a wide curve from the ends of the east-west bar. In this image, a second spiral structure near the core can be seen along with dust lanes cutting across the galaxy's bright oval-shaped core, mag 10.3, apparent size 11' x 6', core apparent size 50" x 40". Part of the Fornax galaxy cluster. Many dimmer galaxies visible in the field of view.
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NGC 1365 (Great Barred Spiral), The most easily distinguished barred spiral galaxy. Prominent outer spiral arms extend in a wide curve from the ends of the east-west bar. In this image, a second spiral structure near the core can be seen along with dust lanes cutting across the galaxy's bright oval-shaped core, mag 10.3, apparent size 11' x 6', core apparent size 50