Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Virgo (Vir)  ·  Contains:  NGC 5348  ·  NGC 5356  ·  NGC 5360  ·  NGC 5363  ·  NGC 5364
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NGC 5363 and 5364 Galaxy Group in a White Zone, 



    
        

            Douglas J Struble
NGC 5363 and 5364 Galaxy Group in a White Zone
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NGC 5363 and 5364 Galaxy Group in a White Zone

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NGC 5363 and 5364 Galaxy Group in a White Zone, 



    
        

            Douglas J Struble
NGC 5363 and 5364 Galaxy Group in a White Zone
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NGC 5363 and 5364 Galaxy Group in a White Zone

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific 152 mm Carbon Fiber

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach 1 GTO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 80mm Short Tube

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar x2

Software: PHD2  ·  Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PixInsight  ·  Photoshop CS5

Filters: Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrnomik CLS-CCD

Accessory: ZWO 8x 1.25" Filter Wheel (EFW)  ·  QHYCCD PoleMaster  ·  MoonLite CFL 2.5" Large Format Focuser


Dates:June 3, 2018July 6, 2018July 7, 2018July 9, 2018

Frames:
Astrnomik CLS-CCD: 1232x60" (20h 32') (gain: 0.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 130x60" (2h 10') (gain: 0.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 120x60" (2h) (gain: 0.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 120x60" (2h) (gain: 0.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 26h 42'

Darks: 50

Flats: 50

Bias: 250

Avg. Moon age: 22.56 days

Avg. Moon phase: 45.86%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.50


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3254825

RA center: 13h55m18s

DEC center: +05°1142

Pixel scale: 0.649 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 110.557 degrees

Field radius: 0.462 degrees


Resolution: 4002x3200

Locations: Backyard White Zone Observatory, Taylor, MI, Michigan, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

This was captured with over a month and a half of data in a heavily light polluted red zone 15 minutes outside of Detroit. I tried my best to pull out the data.

NGC 5364 is a grand design spiral galaxy located 54.5 million light years away in the constellation Virgo. It is inclined to the line of sight from the Earth at an angle of 47° along a position angle of 25°.

The morphological classification of NGC 5364 in the De Vaucouleurs system is SA(rs)bc pec, which indicates it has an incomplete ring structure (rs) in the inner part of the galaxy with moderate to loosely wound arms (bc) and has a peculiar aspect (pec). In particular, the appearance of the spiral arms is amorphous and asymmetrical compared to other galaxies with a similar classification. A companion galaxy, NGC 5363, is located to the north of NGC 5364 and their gravitational interaction may be influencing the peculiar morphology of the latter.

The mid-infrared emission in the nucleus appears weak compared to the spiral arms, suggesting a low rate of star formation in the core region. The inner ring of this galaxy spans a diameter of 22 kly (6.7 kpc) and is located slightly off center with the northern side showing a stronger emission in the hydrogen alpha band compared to the southern half. Multiple H II regions lie along the spiral arms, tracing out their extent. Each of the two main arms wrap all the way around the galaxy, although they display patchiness along much of their length.

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NGC 5363 and 5364 Galaxy Group in a White Zone, 



    
        

            Douglas J Struble