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Barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365 is truly a majestic island universe some 200,000 light-years across. Located a mere 60 million light-years away toward the chemical constellation Fornax, NGC 1365 is a dominant member of the well-studied Fornax galaxy cluster. This impressively sharp color image shows intense star forming regions at the ends of the bar and along the spiral arms, and details of dust lanes cutting across the galaxy's bright core. At the core lies a supermassive black hole. Astronomers think NGC 1365's prominent bar plays a crucial role in the galaxy's evolution, drawing gas and dust into a star-forming maelstrom and ultimately feeding material into the central black hole. [Text from APOD]



Pubblications NASA APOD - January 08, 2021
Pubblications "Flickr" Explore - December 28, 2020
CREDITS Mike Selby, Leonardo Orazi
Optics: Officina Stellare RiDK 700/500
Mount: Officina Stellare polar fork
Camera: FLI PL16803
Filters: Astrodon LRGB
Guiding Systems: Officina Stellare OAG
Dates/Times: 2020
Location: Chile - El Sauce - Atacama
Exposure Details: L:R:G:B => 1155:340:340:340 => color Bin2 [minutes]
Cooling Details: -30C
Acquisition: TSX, Voyager
Processing: PixInsight, CCDStack2+, PS CC 2021
Mean FWHM: 3.18
SQM-L: ?