NGC 1365
Barred spiral galaxy
Fornax
09/08/10
Ilford NSW Australia
56cm f5 Dobsonian telescope
Field: 27′
Magnification: 218x
Sky Quality Meter reading: 21:57

Black Canford paper
White pen
Soft white pencil
White pastel chalk
White oil pencil
Paint brush
Blending stump

NGC 1365 was discovered by James Dunlop in 1826, and ranks as one of the most beautiful barred spiral galaxies in the skies.

In the 56cm dob one can only describe the view via the use of superlatives.

Scott Mellish