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Catalogue and alternative designations

Circinus Galaxy, ESO 97-G13

Type Active Spiral Galaxy
Position 14 13.2, -65 20
Constellation Circinus
Camera and Telescope STL6303E and 31.75 cm Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details LRGB 120:50:50:60.  Luminance unbinned, Colours binned 2x2 with Astrodon series 2 filters
Description This galaxy is only about four degrees from the galactic plane and hence heavily obscured.  It is about 13 million light years away and is the closest known Seyfert galaxy to the milky way.