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Catalogue and alternative designations

NGC 986

Type Galaxy
Position 2 33.6, -39 02
Constellation Fornax
Camera and Telescope STL6303E and 31.75 cm Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details LRGB 180:50:50:50.  Luminance unbinned, Colours binned 2x2 with Astrodon series 2 filters
Description This is a rather neglected galaxy in Fornax.  At magnitude 11 and 3.7' in size it is quite large and bright.