Designation: NGC 1300
Distance: 70 million light years
Object type: Barred spiral galaxy
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.
Total integration time: 3 hours
Acquisition software: CHI-1 remote telescope – Telescope Live
Processing software: PixInsight – GIMP