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: -01°05'00"
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