Mark Hanson, S. Mazlin, W. Keller, R. Parker, T. Tse, P. Proulx, D. Plesko; SSRO/PROMPT/CTIO  

Mark Hanson, S. Mazlin, W. Keller, R. Parker, T. Tse, P. Proulx, D. Plesko; SSRO/PROMPT/CTIO

 

NGC 1316, 1317

 


 

NGC 1316 is in the Fornax galaxy cluster, and probably 60 million light-years away.

It contains a supermassive black hole at the center, helping to explain why it's the 4th brightest radio source in the sky.

NGC 1317 is the smaller galaxy just to the north.

 

Telescope:16" RCOS f11.2 Planewave HD Mount

Camera: FLI 16803

Location: SSRO, Cito Chile

LRGB with 20 hr L, 12 hr R, 14 hr G, 14 hr B