At an declination of -80° this edged-on galaxy ESO 13-12 is a very seldom observed one.With a dimension of only 3.0 x 0.8 arcmin. and an apparent magnitude of about 15mag.it is mainly a photographic object.
Typed as S0-galaxy,it is a classisal edged-on galaxy,with some unusual finger-like features at its ends.The central dustlane is also disturbed,which maybe a hint to some interaction with other galaxies in the past.
A measured redshift of 0.0168 points to a distance of about 220mio.light-years.
position (epoch 2000):
RA.: 01h 07m 2.32s
Decl.: -80° 18´ 28"
LRGB image with L = 16x1200s, RGB = 6x1200s each,a total of 11.33 hours
80cm f/7 AstroOptik Keller corrected cassegrain FLI Proline 16803 Astrodon LRGB Gen-II filters
Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile,remote controlled
image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken
here you see the ESO 13-12 Galaxy in a field of 18.0 x 18.0 arcmin.North is up.
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this more detailed magnification shows a field of 9 x 9 arcmin.: