NGC 1097

NGC 1097

NGC 1097 is a barred spiral galaxy in Fornax at a distance of about 45 MLY.

NGC 1097 has 4 faint optical jet like tidal streams associated with this galaxy, one “dog-leg” stream being the brightest and is shown quite faint on this image.

The small close companion galaxy is gravitational interacting with NGC 1097.

F. O. V.   40 x 40 min of arc.

Telescope.   Orion Optics UK AG12.

Camera.   S Big ST4000 XMC OSC CCD.

Exposure and Date.   47 x 600 sec.    Dec – Jan  2021-2022.

Location.   (Wiruna) Ilford  N.S.W.