NGC 5364

Posted by dcrowson
on Monday, February 15, 2021
NGC 5364 (NGC 5317, UGC 8853, PGC 49555 and others) is a grand design spiral galaxy located approximately 51 million light-years away ( in Virgo.

NGC 5363 (UGC 8847, PGC 49547 and others) is the elliptical above NGC 5364. Several sources mentioned it might be interacting with 5364 but the same paper referenced above finds this one approximately 183.4 million light-years away.

Abell 1809 is the cluster of galaxies near the center on the right side.

See the annotated image for more information.

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

240 minutes total exposure – 4 hours

Imaged from Dardenne Prairie, Missouri (a red zone) on May 6th and 29th, 2016 and June 3rd, 2018 with a SBIG ST-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT90DT at f/6.7 603mm.

LRGB Annotated -
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