Barred spiral in Fornax | Geoff Smith

Geoff Smith
Location of photo
Ilford, NSW, Australia
Date/Time of photo
3 November, 2013
Telescope: Plane Wave Instruments CDK 12.5" Camera: QSI540wsg Mount: AP900GTO
NGC 1365 is one of the finest examples of a barred spiral galaxy. It is nearly face-on to us and presents loosely spread spiral arms. At magnitude 9, it is bright enough for the central core to be seen as a dim, round glow in 7 x 50 binoculars with the aid of averted vision.