NGC 1097 in LRGB_Ha @Obstech, El Sauce, Chile

NGC 1097 is a barred spiral galaxy about 45 million light years away in the constellation Fornax. It is a heavily interacting galaxy with clear tidal debris and distortions caused by interaction with the companion galaxy NGC 1097A.
Its blue spiral arms are spotted with pinkish star forming regions. They appear to encircle a small companion galaxy below and right of center which is about 40,000 light-years from 1097’s core. This also shows three unusual jets, most extending beyond the bluish arms. Two on the right on one on the left.
Imaged in LRGB and H alpha on our Officina Stellare RiDK 400 remote telescope at El Sauce (Obstech) in the Atacama Desert in Chile.
Image Processing: Mike Selby
System controlled by Voyager from Leonardo Orazi
Chile Team: Mike Selby , Stefan Schmidt, Leo Orazi, John Kasianowicz, Scott Johnson, Josh Balsam, Rick Stevenson

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Just awesome, guys!!

Top level job Mike … 3D look and incredible deepest.
My respect.

Leo

Chapeau :smiley:
Marzio

Thanks very much, this was an interesting target.