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NGC 5792 in Libra

 

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Scope: Celestron 9.25 Edge 235 mm at f/7, Location: Laguna Mountains, CA  2 May 2014  Camera: ST8300M

Exposure: 16 x 10 min  (2x2 bin),  8 x 4.5 min (3x3 bin) RGB exposures.

Processing: Data Collection -  CCDSoft (as FITs).  Calibrated, stacked (Kappa Sigma Combine) Deep Sky Stacker. LRGB channel registration, central gradient removal, and color equalization - Astroart.  Curves, Levels, LRGB combine and finishing  - Photoshop.  Color calibration using eXcalibrator. This image is a straightforward LRGB combine with Luminance layering / LAB color saturation on the RGB channels.   Final Image size is approximately 2400x1800.

North is up in this image.  NGC 5792 is a lovely barred galaxy. It is also classified as a ring / spiral which is somewhat evident  even at the low angle we see this galaxy. This field is in the constellation of Libra. There are several background galaxies, a distant galaxy cluster, and a visible quasar in this field. These are identified in an annotated image here.  NGC 5792 is about 79 million light years distant from Earth and covers 6.9 x 1.7 arc minutes.  The Horizontal FOV is 38'.

Image center is located approximately - Equatorial 2000: RA: 14h 58m 24.0s Dec: -0105'00"

 

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