Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Virgo (Vir)  ·  Contains:  NGC 5360  ·  NGC 5363  ·  NGC 5364  ·  NGC 5373
NGC5364 in Virgo, 



    
        

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NGC5364 in Virgo
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NGC5364 in Virgo

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C11 Celestron

Mounts: CGEM Celestron

Guiding cameras: Orion Star Shooter

Software: photoshop  ·  Noel's Tools  ·  5.00 Images Plus


Dates:June 2, 2011

Frames: 21x90" (31' 30")

Integration: 31' 30"

Avg. Moon age: 0.60 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.41%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3443280

RA center: 13h 56' 8"

DEC center: +5° 3' 10"

Pixel scale: 2.548 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 64.880 degrees

Field radius: 0.380 degrees


Resolution: 906x575

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.

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