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Photographer:

Geoff Smith

Email:

ghsmith45@gmail.com

Location of Photo:

Ilford, NSW, Australia

Date/Time of photo:

3 November, 2013

Equipment:

Telescope: Plane Wave Instruments CDK 12.5" Camera: QSI540wsg Mount: AP900GTO

Description:

NGC 1365 is one of the finest examples of a barred spiral galaxy. It is nearly face-on to us and presents loosely spread spiral arms. At magnitude 9, it is bright enough for the central core to be seen as a dim, round glow in 7 x 50 binoculars with the aid of averted vision.

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