Catalogue and alternative designations NGC 1365


Type Barred spiral galaxy 
Position  03 33.6, -36 08
Constellation Fornax
Camera and Telescope STL11000M and 31.75 cm Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details LRGB =240:75:75:75 with Astrodon filters. Luminance binned 1x1, colour 2x2
Description Although not the brightest galaxy in the Fornax cluster this one is probably the best known.  At magnitude 9.5 and almost 10' in diameter it shows a lot of structure.   There are many small galaxies in the field.

In recent years the Hubble telescope has been used to identify Cepheid variables within NGC 1365 for the purpose of calculating an accurate value for the Hubble constant.