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NGC1097 - Interracting Barred Spiral Galaxy

This is NGC 1097 which is a barred spiral galaxy about 45 million light years away in the constellation Fornax.

This Galaxy is a interacting galaxy with obvious tidal debris and distortions caused by interaction with the companion galaxy NGC 1097A.

This image was taken with a Canon 40D DSLR, using a 8" SCT telescope at 2032mm focal length on a CGEM mount.

I imaged this across four nights, but unfortunately the last 3 imaging nights we had a bush fire about 50km away and the sky was a little smokey so the end results could be (and most likely was) effected by the smoke.

There is no hint of any jets, and I was stretching the stacked data specifically looking for it, but nothing... it might have been blocked by the smoke or my 40D is simply not sensitive enough to pick it up, or both.

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