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NGC 5424 and NGC 5434 in Bootes

 

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Scope: FSQ-106N  at f/5.0, Location: Laguna Mountains, CA   11 May 2012  Camera: Artemis285

Exposure: 16 x 6 min  (1x1 bin) exposure with UV/IR block, 8 x 3 min (2x2 bin) RGB exposures.

Processing: Data Collection -  Artemis Capture (as FITs).  Calibrated, stacked (Sigma Combine), LRGB channel registration, equalization - Astroart.  Curves, Levels, LRGB combine and finishing  - Photoshop. This image is a straightforward LRGB combine with Luminance layering.     Final Image size is approximately 1800 x 1350.

North is to the left in this image. This galaxy field is in the constellation of Bootes. There is no dominant galaxy in this field but there are several interesting spirals. In the lower toward the left are a face on and edge on spiral (NGC 5434 and NGC 5434B). These are about 250 million light years distant. In the upper left is NGC 5409 which looks like a small ring is about 277 million light years distant.  Finally in the middle right near a brighter star is PGC50006 which is about 265 million light years distant.    Horizontal FOV is 60'

Image center is approximately - Equatorial 2000: RA: 14h 02m 56.3s Dec: +0925'14"

 

 

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