NGC 1313 - barred spiral galaxy in Reticulum

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© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2014

NGC 1313 (also known as the Topsy Turvy Galaxy) is a barred spiral galaxy in the constellation Reticulum. It was discovered by the Scottish astronomer James Dunlop on 27 September 1826. It has a strikingly uneven shape and its axis of rotation is not exactly in its centre. Its apparent dimensions are 9.1 x 7.1 arcmin, and its estimated distance is about 13 Mly.


Image details:


Center of field RA 03:17:42 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE -66:29:45 (deg:m:s)
Size 45.5 x 33.7 (arcmin)
Pixel scale: 1.03 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is 178 degrees E of N
Charts and image details obtained from
Optic(s): ASA 12" f 3,6 Astrograph (ASA)
Mount: ASA DDM85
Camera: FLI MicroLine 8300 CCD camera
Filters: Luminance, Red, Green, Blue, Astrodon filters
Dates/Times: 24-26 August 2014
Location: Namibia-TIVOLI ASTROFARM, S 23° 27' 40,9" / E 18° 01' 02,2"
Exp. Details: L:9x10min,R:6x10min, G:7x10min, B:7x10min,, Bin1,
  Total Exposure Time - 290 min.
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction,
Processing: PixInsight / PS (Warren Keller - only PixInsight)
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2014. All Rights Reserved
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