Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 1316 & NGC 1317Other name: ESO 357-22
RA: 3h 22.7m DEC: -37° 13'
Constellation: FOR
Type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 8.5
Size: 11.2' x 7.7'
PA: 50°
Surface brightness: 13.4
Classification: SBO
Description: vB,cL,vlE,vsvmbMN
Notes: Fornax Galaxy Cluster member
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Wicherina, Greenough, Australia
Date: 9/10.1.2010 22:05
Instrument: Newton 254/1200 mm
Magnification: 171xFilter: -
Field: 29'Seeing: 3
Background sky: 1NE lim mag: 7.3
Visuality: IHeight: 69°
Weather: +17°C, windy
Description: Fornax A and little companion. So interesting object that Mr. Kangaroo also wanted to see it :) Both galaxies are elliptical with brighter core in the middle, Fornax A is about six times larger than NGC 1317
Updated: 15.9.2010 21:03