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NGC 1358

Even astronomers agree (after reading many papers), this galaxy is just plain weird. Though not intrinsically bright, I thought a color image of this galaxy was "necessary" since I could not find one in the literature. In addition to being a Seyfert galaxy (see M77), this galaxy appears to have the structure of both a barred spiral galaxy and a more smooth SO (almost like an elliptical). The galaxy is a whopping 175 million light years away.

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Last Updated: 04-Mar-2014

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Meade 16in LX200 telescope operating at f/10

SBIG ST8E CCD camera with color filter wheel

LRGB color production was used to create this image.

The AO unit was used for this image.

Luminance = 40 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 40 minutes binned 2x2

Minimum credit line: Bob Birket and John Evelan/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF