Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Virgo (Vir)  ·  Contains:  NGC 5360  ·  NGC 5364  ·  PGC 1278180
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NGC 5364, 



    
        

            Peter Goodhew
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NGC 5364, 



    
        

            Peter Goodhew
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Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
APM Telescopes TMB - LZOS Apo refractor 152/1200
Imaging Cameras
QSI 6120wsg-8
Mounts
10Micron GM2000HPS II
Filters
Astrodon Blue · Green · Lum · Red
Guiding Cameras
Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2

Acquisition details

Frames:
Astrodon Blue: 12x300" (1h) bin 1x1
Green: 12x300" (1h) bin 1x1
Lum: 90x300" (7h 30') bin 1x1
Red: 10x300" (50') bin 1x1
Integration:
10h 20'

RA center: 13h56m12s.496

DEC center: +05°0056.30

Pixel scale: 0.265 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -0.921 degrees

Field radius: 0.188 degrees

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Resolution: 4250x2838

Locations: e-Eye, Fregenal de la Sierra, Extramadura, Spain

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: e-EyE Extremadura

Description

NGC 5364 is known as a grand design spiral galaxy, in the constellation of Virgo. It is the archetype of a spiral galaxy, characterised by prominent, well-defined arms, which circle outward from a clear core.

However NGC 5364 is far from perfect. Its arms are asymmetrical compared to other grand design spirals — this is thought to be due to interactions with a nearby neighbour. This neighbour and NGC 5364 are tugging on one another, warping and moving their stars and gas around and causing this misshapen appearance.

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NGC 5364, 



    
        

            Peter Goodhew

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