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26-Nov-2020 Main Image FOV 38' X 30'

NGC1316 new faint outer shells, fainter than 30 mag/squ arc sec

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Extremely faint features, first identified by E. Iodice et al, using deep images taken with the
2.6m Optical Survey telescope at Cerro Paranal Chile and announced in a paper only as recently
as 2017, have all been picked up in my data. Unbelievably, features fainter than 30 mag/squ arc sec
(labelled L9 above), can be identified in my data, which is about 2000X fainter than the central
regions of the galaxy, which is all rather astounding really!

Here is a link to the paper: https://www.eso.org/public/archives/releases/sciencepapers/eso1734/eso1734a.pdf


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