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Contains:  NGC 5360, NGC 5364
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NGC5364 in Virgo, 


NGC5364 in Virgo
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NGC5364 in Virgo

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Celestron C11 Celestron

Mount:CGEM Celestron

Guiding camera:Orion Star Shooter

Software:photoshopNoel's Tools5.00 Images Plus

Dates:June 2, 2011

Frames: 21x90"

Integration: 0.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.60 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.41%

Basic astrometry details job: 620736

RA center: 13h 56' 12"

DEC center: +5° 0' 25"

Pixel scale: 1.671 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 115.120 degrees

Field radius: 0.236 degrees

Resolution: 775x657

Locations: Leesburg home, Leesburg , Florida, United States

Data source: Backyard


NGC5364 is a face-on spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo. The beautiful face on spiral galaxy NGC5364 is shown above in a false-colour optical image. The extensive spiral arm structure is clearly visible, winding around the central galaxy bulge. The bright colored spots within the spiral arms indicate the positions of HII regions which are areas of large (some can be several hundred light years across!) clouds of ionized gas associated with intense star formation. The galaxy is located in the Virgo cluster around 70 million light years from Earth (red shift of 0.004) from us.?Discovered in 1787 by William Herschel.



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NGC5364 in Virgo,