NGC1300 & NGC1297

Image taken at Clayton Bay, South Australia

Equipment - 302mm GSO f4 Truss Newtonian, QSI WSG-8, Software Bisque PME

Guiding - SBIG STi

Software - MaximDL 6, Focusmax V4, SkyX, CCDautopilot 5

LRGB 10 hours

Processed in CCDstack 2 and Photoshop CS6

Object - Located in the constellation of Eridanus at a distance of about 61 million light years.

The galaxy has a diameter of 110,000 light years and is classified as a barred face on spiral. It was discovered in 1835 by John Herschel.

It has an apparent magnitude of 11.4.

To the lower right is NGC1297 which is a barred lenticular galaxy.