This SB(s)cd-Hubble-typed barred-spiral-galaxy sized 3,6′ × 2,2′ and of an apparent brightness of 11mag.can be found in the constellation of Fornax.
Its real distance of about 63mio.light-years allows us to detect some irregular structure in its center an also many star-formation regions in its inner spiral-arms..
NGC1385 was first seen by William Herschel in 1784.
position (epoch 2000):
Ra.: 03h 37m 28,6s
Decl.: -24° 30′ 10″
LRGB image from:
L = 25x1200s
RGB = 8x1200s each
a total of 16.33hours
80cm f/7 AstroOptik Keller corrected cassegrain
FLI Proline 16803 Astrodon LRGB Gen-II filters
Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile,remote controlled
image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken
here you see NGC1385 in a 19,6 arc-min.squared FOV (north is up)
For full resolution click HERE
here you see NGC1385 in a somewhat larger magnification:
most impressive is a view of this galaxy with the HST: click HERE