NGC 1313 is an isolated
galaxy in Reticulum that
has a disorganized shape
from star burst activity --
not from colliding with a
neighbor, as there are no
galaxies nearby.  It is
further atypical due to its
assymetrical arms and the
fact that the center of
rotation is not the middle of
the central bar.
16" RCOS @ f/11.3
Apogee U47 imager
SBIG 402 guider

LRGB:

L=   10 min x 12, 1x1
R=  10 min x 10, 1x1
G=  10 min x 10, 1x1
B=  10 min x 10, 1x1

Data acquired at
CTIO

Processed with CCD
Inspector,  CCDsoft,
Registar, Sigma
Combine, Neat Image,
and Adobe PS.
           NGC 1313
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