The Spider Galaxy (UGC 5829)

Posted by BobFranke
on Tuesday, June 28, 2011

North is to the top.
The galaxy, UGC 5829, is in the constellation Leo Minor, at a distance of about 40 million light-years from Earth. The highly irregular galaxy is infrequently studied and rarely imaged. An Internet search returned no professional images specifically targeting the galaxy and only a couple by amateurs.

Taken from 4/1/2011 to 5/6/2011 in Chino Valley, AZ
RCOS 12.5" Ritchey-Chrétien w/ an SBIG STL-11000 camera using Astrodon Gen II filters.
LRGB Exposure Details:
  Lum 510 min. (34 x 15 min.)
  RGB 450 min. (10 x 15 min. each)

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