Basic object information
Object name: NGC 1365
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 9.5
Size: 11.0'x6.2'
Position angle: 32°
Description: !!,vB,vL,mE,BN
Notes: Best example of barred spiral;Fornax Galaxy Cluster member

Catalog information
RA (J2000.0): 03h 33m 36.0s
Dec (J2000.0): -36° 08' 00"
Constellation: Fornax

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Wicherina, Greenough, Australia
Date/Time: 9/10.1.2010 23:20

Telescope: Newton 254/1200 mm

Magn: 171x
Field: 29'
SQM: 21.7 (1)
Visuality: I

Filter: -
NNE Lim.mag: 7.3
Seeing: 3
Height: 56°

Weather: +14°C, windy°C, windy

A superb barred-spiral galaxy! Open spiral structure is visible at every magnification whereas 171x gives the best views. The southern arm is clearly longer and stronger than northern. There are brighter areas in the both arm as in both sides of the elliptical core.