|Here is an image of NGC5033 captured at the
Saint Croix Observatory (SCO), the club observatory of the Halifax
Centre of the RASC. The field includes galaxies down to magnatude 18.7
as very faint smudges.
NGC 5033 is an inclined spiral galaxy located in the constellation Canes Venatici. Distance estimates vary from between 38 and 60 million light years from the Milky Way Galaxy. The galaxy has a very bright nucleus and a relatively faint disk. Significant warping is visible in the southern half of the disk. The galaxy's relatively large angular size and relatively high surface brightness make it an object that can be viewed and imaged by amateur astronomers. The galaxy's location relatively near Earth and its active galactic nucleus make it a commonly studied object for professional astronomers. (source Wikipedia)
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