NGC 1300

Designation: NGC 1300
Hemisphere: Southern
Constellation: Eridanus
Distance: 70 million light years
Object type: Barred spiral galaxy

Description

NGC 1300 is a large spiral galaxy lying approx. 70 million light years away from Earth, in the constellation Eridanus. The galaxy spans over 100,000 light-years, around half the size of our galaxy.

Like other spiral galaxies, including our own Milky Way, NGC 1300 is thought to have a supermassive black hole at its core.

Acquisition details

Total integration time: 3 hours
Acquisition software: CHI-1 remote telescope – Telescope Live
Processing software: PixInsight – GIMP
Location: Chile

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