Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Virgo (Vir)  ·  Contains:  NGC 5348  ·  NGC 5356  ·  NGC 5360  ·  NGC 5363  ·  NGC 5364
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NGC5364, NGC5363, NGC5356, NGC5348

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NGC5364, NGC5363, NGC5356, NGC5348

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher 250/1000 - Quattro C10

Imaging cameras: QHY268M

Mounts: SkyWatcher NEQ6

Guiding cameras: QHY5III290M

Software: Registar 1.0  ·  PHD2  ·  DeepSkyStacker  ·  Abobe Photoshop CS5  ·  Sequence Generator Pro

Filters: Antlia Blue 36mm  ·  Antlia Green 36mm  ·  Antlia Red 36mm  ·  Antlia Luminosity 36mm

Accessory: Skywatcher Aplanatic Coma Corrector


Dates:June 6, 2021

Frames: 60x300" (5h)

Integration: 5h

Avg. Moon age: 25.99 days

Avg. Moon phase: 13.52%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4826184

RA center: 13h55m18s

DEC center: +05°0845

Pixel scale: 0.772 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 180.211 degrees

Field radius: 0.505 degrees


Resolution: 3920x2613

Data source: Traveller

Description

Another from the Virgo region! A small group of galaxies that trails behind the main Virgo cluster. A little low for me at 32 degrees south but still managed half a night of LRGB imaging. The feature galaxy is the spiral NGC5364 (top right) then the elliptical NGC5363 (bottom right) plus a few smaller companions NGC5356 (bottom) and NGC5348 (bottom left), NGC5360 (just left of NGC5364). What I didn't realise when I chose this target was that I'd be imaging through a satellite super highway with up to 11 satellites per frame; mostly moving through NGC5363. The stacking process seems to have largely solved the issue.

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NGC5364, NGC5363, NGC5356, NGC5348, 



    
        

            jheppell