NGC 1097

NGC 1097

NGC 1097 is a barred spiral galaxy in Fornax at a distance of 45 MLY. NGC 1097A is the larger of the 2 satellite galaxies.( 7 o’clock position).

Two of NGC 1097’s four very faint  jets may be the remnants of a small galaxy interaction in the distant past.(bottom edge of galaxy).

Cropped to 90 % of field of view.

Telescope.  16 Inch F 4.5 Newtonian.

Camera.  S Big ST4000  XCM OSC CCD.

Exposure and Dates. 12 x 900 sec.+ 16 x 900 sec.   Oct. 2011,  Dec 2016.

Location.  (Wiruna) Ilford N.S.W.