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: 2010-08-06 + 09-10 + 09-14 + 10-08
Location: Australia - Northern Galactic Members Telescope (Remote)
Telescope: 16'' RCOS (f=3700mm)
Camera: Apogee U9000 with Astrodon filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Exposure time: L 13x10m / R 3x10m / G 3x10m / B 3x10m
Exposure time total: 3h 40m
Notes: Image acquisition by Herbert Walter and Bernhard Hubl; image processing by Bernhard Hubl