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NGC 5033 in Canes Venatici

 

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Scope: Explore Scientific MN152 Maksutov Newtonian at f/4.8, Location: Blair Valley, Anza Borrego Desert, CA   14 March 2015  Camera: Atik 383L

Exposure: Exposure: 16 x 8 min  (2x2 bin) exposure with UV/IR block,  8 x 4 min (2x2 bin) RGB exposures.

Processing: Data Collection -  Sequence Generator Pro (as FITs).  Calibrated, stacked (Kappa Sigma Combine) Deep Sky Stacker, LRGB channel registration, equalization, and central gradient removal - Astroart.  Curves, Levels, RGB combine Images Plus. Luminance layering and finishing  - Photoshop. This image is a  LRGB combine with Luminance layering.  Color saturation in LAB color;    Final Image size is approximately 2600x1950.

North is up in this image. The dominant galaxy in this field is NGC5033. The overall field of view captures most of the NGC5033 galaxy group. Some of the group members are NGC 5002, NGC5005, and NGC 5014. NGC 5033 is a Seyfert galaxy with an active core  likely powered by a massive black hole. Also seen in this field at the lower edge is the irregular galaxy Holmberg VII. The galaxies mentioned in this field and in the Holmberg VIII irregular are better seen in the larger image. These  galaxies are identified in the  the annotated image.  NGC 5033  Group galaxies range from  approximately 40 61 million light years distant from Earth. This image replaces an earlier image that can be seen in the Archives here.  Horizontal FOV is 88'

Image center is approximately - Equatorial 2000: RA: 13h 13m 35s Dec: +3653'15"

 

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