This nearly edged-on galaxy,typed SA(s)b,measures 7.5`x 1.05´ with an apparent magnitude of vis.12.6mag.Its real distance is about 110mio.light-years away.
Its inclination to the observer´s site allows us to trace some dustlanes and starformation-regions in its arms.
position (epoch 2000):
RA.: 13h 57m 54s
LRGB image with L = 25x1200s, RGB = 10x1200s each,a total of 18.3 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
this picture shows IC4351 an image-field of 19´x 19´in reduced resolution.For full resolution click here.
a more detaildes version can be seen here: