NGC 5248

Posted by dcrowson
on Saturday, March 28, 2020
NGC 5248 (UGC 8616, PGC 48130, Caldwell 45 and others) is a spiral galaxy located approximately 44 million (https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/0004-6256/152/2/50/pdf) light-years away in Boötes.

MCG+02-35-014 (PGC 48114 and others) is the Seyfert 2 ring galaxy at the top center.

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 10x300s – 50 minutes each – binned 2x2

390 minutes total exposure – 6 hours 30 minutes

Imaged February 25th and 26th and March 19th, 23rd and 27th, 2020 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/49709879496/sizes/l/
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