NGC 1365, also known as the Great Barred
Spiral Galaxy, is a barred spiral galaxy about 56 million
light-years away in the constellation Fornax. The core is an
oval shape with an apparent size of about 50″ × 40″. The spiral
arms extend in a wide curve north and south from the ends of the
east-west bar and form an almost ring like Z-shaped halo.
Supernovae 2012fr, 2001du, 1983V, and 1957C were observed in NGC