NGC5033 with Esprit 120 & Canon 60Da

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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Object Object RA 13:13.5 Dec 36:36
Date 15 June, 2018
Exposure 115 minutes (23 X 300 seconds)
ISO 800
Camera Canon 60Da DSLR
Optics SkyWatcher Esprit 120  f/7 APO refractor with  a  focal length of 840 mm

SCO, St. Croix, Nova Scotia


Calibration, stacking, masked arcsinh stretch and split star processing in  Images Plus . Masked noise reduction and sharpening applied in Images plus 6. Image binned and cropped for web display.