NGC 1365 galaxy



Imaged by Jean-Yves Beninger from Singapore on 25 November 2006

LX200 10 inch and ST8 camera

AP 600E mount


Discovered on November 24, 1826, by the Scottish astronomer James Dunlop, NGC 1365 is a member of the Fornax Cluster, a group of more than 50 known galaxies. It is classified as a Seyfert galaxy, with a bright active galactic nucleus containing a rapidly-rotating supermassive black hole at its center.