NGC 1097  -  Arp 77

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Object data of NGC1097

Object type: Galaxy (SBb)
Size: 9.4' x 6.6'
Magnitude: 10.3 mag
Constellation: For
Distance: 50 Mio Ly
Notes: NGC 1097 is a barred spiral galaxy about 50 million light-years away in the constellation Fornax.

NGC 1097 has two satellite galaxies. Dwarf elliptical galaxy NGC 1097A is the larger of the two. It is a peculiar elliptical galaxy and clearly visible to the north of NGC 1097.

Exposure data

Date: 2015-10-20
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: RCOS 14.5" f/9
Camera: FLI PL16070 with Astrodon filters
Binning: RGB 1x1
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Exposure time: R 5x8min / G 5x8min / B 5x8min
Exposure time total: 2h00min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Markus Blauensteiner, Christoph Kaltseis, Bernhard Hubl)

Image processing by Markus Blauensteiner