NGC 1313  -  Wide field

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Image with 20"RC

Object data of NGC1313

Object type: Galaxy (SBcd)
Size: 9.2' x 7.2'
Magnitude: 9.8 mag
Constellation: Ret
Distance: 15 Mio Ly
Notes: NGC 1313 is a very active galaxy, showing many bluish star formation regions. Also a great number of supershell nebulae is visible. This is the reason why 15 million light-years distant galaxy NGC 1313 is classified as a nearby starburst galaxy. It is often described as a galaxy in transition between the Magellanic-type galaxies and normal disk galaxies such as M33.

The above wide-field image shows that NGC 1313 is embedded in extended galactic cirrus.

Exposure data

Date: 2015-10-11 + 2015-10-12 + 2015-10-17
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4E @ f/5
Camera: Nikon D750 (ISO800)
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1600GTO
Exposure time: 34x5min
Exposure time total: 2h 50min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Markus Blauensteiner)

Image processing by Bernhard Hubl