Cookie consent

AstroBin saves small pieces of text information (cookies) on your device in order to deliver better content and for statistical purposes. You can disable the usage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. By browsing AstroBin without changing the browser settings, you grant us permission to store that information on your device.

I agree
Contains:  NGC 5364, NGC 5360
Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
NGC5364 in Virgo, 





    
        

            AlBroxton
NGC5364 in Virgo

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

Resolution: 775x657

Dates:June 2, 2011

Frames: 21x90"

Integration: 0.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.60 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.41%

Astrometry.net 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

Locations: Leesburg home, Leesburg , Florida, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

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.

Comments

Author

AlBroxton
AlBroxton
License: None (All rights reserved)
3060
Like

Sky plot

Sky plot

Histogram

NGC5364 in Virgo, 





    
        

            AlBroxton