NGC 1300 Published in Astronomy Now Magazine December 2020
NGC 1300 is a beautiful example of a barred spiral galaxy. It is 70 million light years from Earth in the constellation Eridanus, and it is over 100,000 light years across - approximately the same size as our Milky Way galaxy.
TARGET Nomenclature: NGC 1300 Right Ascension: 03:19:41.1 Declination: -19:24:41 Discovery: John Herschel in 1835 Size: 6.2 x 4.1 arc min
EQUIPMENT USED APM TMB LZOS 152 refractor 10Micron GM2000 HPS mount QSI6120 CCD camera Astrodon filters
IMAGE CAPTURE Luminance: 102x300 bin 1x1 Red: 12x300 bin 1x1 Green: 11x300 bin 1x1 Blue: 10x300 bin 1x1 Total integration: 11.2 hours Pixel scale: 0.534 arcsec/pixel Field radius: 0.340 degrees Capture dates: 16-19 October 2020 Capture location: Fregenal de la Sierra, Spain