Catalogue and alternative designations NGC 1097


Type Galaxy 
Position 02 46.3, -30 17
Constellation Fornax
Camera and Telescope STL11000M and 31.75 cm Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details LRGB 295:100:100:100 
Description NGC 1097 is a bright barred spiral galaxy that shows quite a lot of detail in the bar.  It is quite large at 8' x 5'and the visual magnitude of 9.3 makes it an easy target for small telescopes.  The interacting small elliptical companion is designated NGC1097A.  NGC 1097 is also a Seyfert galaxy with a very active nucleus and in this enhanced version there are four visible optical jets converging on the nucleus.