NGC 1365

Alt. Designations: NGC 1365
Object Type: barred spiral galaxy
Constellation: Fornax
Distance: 56 mly
Right Ascension: 03h 33m 36.7s
Declination: -36° 08´ 27"
Visual Magnitude: 9.5
Apparent Dimension: 11.0´ X 6.2´
Best Month To View: Nov

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 1365.