NGC 1300 is located 70 million light years away in the constellation Eridanus. It is a barred spiral galaxy with sweeping majestic arms and an curious asymmetry. NGC1300 is similar in size to our own galaxy. It is not known to harbour a central super-massive black hole although many other galaxies do, including our Milky Way.
OPTICS 10" Newtonian f/5.2
MOUNT Losmandy G11 equatorial
CAMERA Philips ToUCam Pro SC1 webcam
EXPOSURE 36 x 181s
DATE/TIME 02/12/2005 12:44 UTC
LOCATION My backyard observatory in west Auckland, New Zealand