NGC1365: Having imaged this two years ago with my little scope (just after a supernova exploded in this galaxy; I have images showing the supernova here), I wanted to give it a shot with my large scope. As expected, there is absolutely no sign of that star in this image; they appear and disappear quickly!
This is a barred spiral galaxy visually within the constellation Fornax (in the southern sky), and a dominant part of the Fornax Galaxy Cluster. The pinkish regions are active star-forming regions in this galaxy, and the bluish tinge is a result of clusters of bright young stars. This galaxy is about twice the size as our own Milky Way galaxy (making it a fairly large galaxy), about 200,000 light years across; it is about 60 million light years from us. The center of this beautiful galaxy contains a supermassive black hole, measured to be about 2 million solar masses in mass; measurements taken in 2013 suggest that the outer part of this black hole is spinning at almost the speed of light.
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