Celestial hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  HD114744  ·  HD114975  ·  NGC 5002  ·  NGC 5005  ·  NGC 5033
NGC 5033, Michael Armentrout
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NGC 5033

NGC 5033, Michael Armentrout
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NGC 5033



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So when planning this imaging session I wanted to choose something that may not be images alot....taking the road less travled potentially and boy am i happy i did I have spent multiple weeks under botle 4 skys and an average of 25% moon to capture this gem. In this craft of astrophotography there are always ups and downs and things to learn within and without I have come along way but am still learning every time i sit out under that night sky. let me know your thoughts and i hope you enjoy my attempt at NGC 5033

NGC 5033 is an inclined spiral galaxy located in the constellation Canes Venatici. Distance estimates vary from between 38 and 60 million light years from the Milky Way. The galaxy has a very bright nucleus and a relatively faint disk.

NGC 5033 contains a Seyfert nucleus, a type of active galactic nucleus. Like many other active galactic nuclei, this galaxy's nucleus is thought to contain a supermassive black hole. The bright emission seen in visible light (as well as other wavebands) is partially produced by the hot gas in the environment around this black hole.

Integral field spectroscopic observations of the center of NGC 5033 indicate that the Seyfert nucleus is not located at the kinematic center of the galaxy (the point around which the stars in the galaxies rotate). This has been interpreted as evidence that this galaxy has undergone a merger. The displacement of the Seyfert nucleus from the kinematic center may destabilize the rotation of gas in the center of the galaxy, which could cause gas to fall into the Seyfert nucleus. The gas would be compressed by the enormous gravitational forces in the center of the Seyfert nucleus and become hot, thus making the nucleus appear bright or "active".


Technical Stuff:

43H and 20MINs total hours of integration

233*300s L
96*300s H
54*300s R
70*300s G
67*300s B
Scope: ASKAR 130 PHQ (1000mm Focal length)
Guide scope: ASKAR OAG
Mount: Ioptron CEM70
Main Camera: ZWO 294mm pro (Bin 2 120gain)
Guide Camera: ZWO 174mm mini
Focuser: ZWO EAF
Filter wheel: ZWO EFW
Filters: ANTILA LRGB and 3nm HA
Capture Computer: MELE Quieter 3
Capture software: NINA



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NGC 5033, Michael Armentrout