NGC 5033 in Canes Venatici

Posted by Rod Pommier
on Monday, May 30, 2022
NGC 5033 is a spiral galaxy located between 38 and 60 million light-years from Earth. Its disk exhibits significant warping, likely due to interaction with other small galaxies. It is challenging to photograph and process due to its bright nucleus and extremely faint spiral arms.

Image Data:
Telescope/Mount: Celestron Compustar C14 with Starizona LF reducer/corrector (f/7.5).
Camera: SBIG STL 11000M with Baader Planetarium LRGB filters.
Adaptive Optics: SBIG AO-L at 8 Hz.
Location: Pommier Observatory, Portland, OR, USA.
Dates: 2017-05-26 through 2018-06-19.
Exposures: L:R:G:B =185:70:70:70 = 6 hours, 35 minutes total exposure.

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