NGC 5044 group

Posted by dcrowson
on Tuesday, June 5, 2018

This image is centered on the NGC 5044 Group located in Virgo. NGC 5044 is the large elliptical near the center of the frame. Other larger members are NGC 5030, 5035, 5037, 5046, 5047 and 5049.

NGC 5054 is the odd spiral east (left) of the group.

Luminance – 12x600s – 120 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

240 minutes total exposure – 4 hours

Imaged April 15th, 2018 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) and May 7th, 2018 at the Danville Conservation Area (New Florence, Missouri) with a SBIG ST-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT90DT at f/6.7 603mm.


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