Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 1365Other name: ESO 358-17
RA: 3h 33.6m DEC: -36° 8'
Constellation: FOR
Type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 9.6
Size: 11' x 6.2'
PA: 32°
Surface brightness: 14.1
Classification: SBb
Description: !!,vB,vL,mE,BN
Notes: Best example of barred spiral,Fornax Galaxy Cluster member
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Wicherina, Greenough, Australia
Date: 9/10.1.2010 23:20
Instrument: Newton 254/1200 mm
Magnification: 171xFilter: -
Field: 29'Seeing: 3
Background sky: 1NE lim mag: 7.3
Visuality: IHeight: 56°
Weather: +14°C, windy
Description: A superb barred-spiral galaxy! Open spiral structure is visible at every magnification whereas 171x gives the best views. The southern arm is clearly longer and stronger than northern. There are brighter areas in the both arm as in both sides of the elliptical core.
Updated: 24.8.2010 17:43