Antilhue - Chile

NGC 1365
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Designation NGC 1365,  Bennett 16
Constellation Fornax (For)
Description This barred spiral galaxy is the finest object of its type in the southern hemisphere.  The ends of the central bar extend in faint streams that eventually make up a large, open but imperfect ellipse. NGC 1365 lies closer to us than the Fornax cluster of galaxies. Here is a close-up taken with the 14.5" RCOS Ritchey-Chretien.
Exposure RGB 40:40:60 min @ -18C
Camera SBIG ST-10XE selfguided + CFW8 with SBIG/CS Filterset
Optics Astro-Physics AP155EDFS @ f/7.2 (prime focus) - GREEN+BLUE channel and Intes Micro Maksutov-Newton MN106 @ f/5.5 (prime focus) - RED channel
Mount Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Software MaxIm DL/CCD, CCD Sharp, Registar, Adobe Photoshop 6.0

Registar did a fine job with the different image scales and a 10 rotational difference between the  R resp. the G+B channels

Location - Date - Time San Esteban (Chile) - 10Oct02 @ 08:30 UTC for the GREEN+ BLUE and 04Nov02 @ 05:00 UTC for the RED channel
Conditions Transparency 8,  Seeing 7, Temperature +9C, light wind