NGC 1316 is a galaxy in the
Fornax cluster, and quite
possibly the result of a merger
of several smaller galaxies,
helping to produce a central
supermassive black hole, and
explaining why NGC 1316 is
the 4th brightest radio source
in the sky. Distance estimates
are about 60 million light-years.

The smaller galaxy to the north
is NGC 1317.


16" RCOS @ f/11.3
Planewave 200 HR
F
LI Proline16803

LRGB:

L=  30min x
40, 1x1
R=  
30min x 28, 1x1
G=  
30min x 24, 1x1
B=  
30min x 28, 1x1

Data acquired at
CTIO
with Maxim/ACP.

Processed with CCD
Inspector, PixInsight,  
and Adobe PS.
          NGC 1316-17 in Fornax
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