NGC 1316


Bernard Miller
 

Hi,

 

This is an image of NGC 1316, also known as Fornax A. It is a lenticular galaxy about 60 million light years away in the constellation Fornax. It is a radio galaxy which means it emits light in radio wavelengths much brighter than at visible wavelengths. It is the fourth brightest radio source in the universe. It looks like a small elliptical galaxy with some unusual dust lanes embedded within a much larger envelope of stars. The outer envelope contains many ripples, loops, and arcs. For this reason, it is believed this galaxy was formed by the merger of several smaller galaxies. You can also see companion galaxies NGC 1317 at the seven o’clock position relative to NGC 1316 and NGC 1310 in the upper left corner.

 

Comments and suggestions welcomed.

 

http://www.azstarman.net/CDK/NGC1316.htm

 

Thanks,

 

Bernard

 




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Dan Crowson
 

Bernard,

 

This is a really neat galaxy. This is also known as Arp 154. I imaged this one from DSNM with my portable refractor - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/38135366876/sizes/l/.


Dan

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From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of Bernard Miller
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 2:42 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] NGC 1316

 

Hi,

 

This is an image of NGC 1316, also known as Fornax A. It is a lenticular galaxy about 60 million light years away in the constellation Fornax. It is a radio galaxy which means it emits light in radio wavelengths much brighter than at visible wavelengths. It is the fourth brightest radio source in the universe. It looks like a small elliptical galaxy with some unusual dust lanes embedded within a much larger envelope of stars. The outer envelope contains many ripples, loops, and arcs. For this reason, it is believed this galaxy was formed by the merger of several smaller galaxies. You can also see companion galaxies NGC 1317 at the seven o’clock position relative to NGC 1316 and NGC 1310 in the upper left corner.

 

Comments and suggestions welcomed.

 

http://www.azstarman.net/CDK/NGC1316.htm

 

Thanks,

 

Bernard

 

 


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Brian Ottum
 

Very different, odd.  And the color is also odd.

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io <DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io> On Behalf Of Bernard Miller
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 3:42 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] NGC 1316

 

Hi,

 

This is an image of NGC 1316, also known as Fornax A. It is a lenticular galaxy about 60 million light years away in the constellation Fornax. It is a radio galaxy which means it emits light in radio wavelengths much brighter than at visible wavelengths. It is the fourth brightest radio source in the universe. It looks like a small elliptical galaxy with some unusual dust lanes embedded within a much larger envelope of stars. The outer envelope contains many ripples, loops, and arcs. For this reason, it is believed this galaxy was formed by the merger of several smaller galaxies. You can also see companion galaxies NGC 1317 at the seven o’clock position relative to NGC 1316 and NGC 1310 in the upper left corner.

 

Comments and suggestions welcomed.

 

http://www.azstarman.net/CDK/NGC1316.htm

 

Thanks,

 

Bernard

 

 


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Min Xie
 

Bernard, 

This one is exceptional. Absolutely love it!

-Min