Antilhue - Chile

NGC 1566 - A Seyfert galaxy in Dorado
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Designation NGC 1566,  Bennett 25
Constellation Dorado (Dor)
Description Active galaxies are less energetic cousins of the quasars.  NGC 1566 is an active galaxy of the Seyfert type. These spiral galaxies have a compact, very bright nucleus whose energy fluctuates very quickly, like that of a quasar, indicating a small size. Seyfert galaxies contain gas clouds that move at about 10.000 km per second. 
Exposure RGB 60:50:60 min @ -18C
Camera SBIG ST-10XE selfguided + CFW8 with SBIG/CS Filterset
Optics Intes Micro Maksutov-Newton MN106 @ f/5.5 (prime focus)
Mount Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Software MaxIm DL/CCD, CCD Sharp, Adobe Photoshop 6.0
Location - Date - Time San Esteban (Chile) - 10Nov02 @ 07:30 UTC
Conditions Transparency 6,  Seeing 5-7, Temperature +5C