NGC 1313

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DSLR widefield image

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 obviously 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 bright spiral galaxy in the left bottom corner of the above image is NGC 1313A. With a distance of 240 Mio light-years, this galaxy is 16 times farther away than NGC 1313.

Exposure data

Date: 2015-10-11 + 2015-10-12 + 2015-10-17
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: TEC RC 20" f/9 with corrector (f=4492mm)
Camera: FLI PL16803 with Astrodon filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1600GTO
Exposure time: L 20x6min / R 9x6min / G 9x6min / B 9x6min
Exposure time total: 4h 42min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Markus Blauensteiner)

Image processing by Bernhard Hubl