Celestial hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Boötes (Boo)  ·  Contains:  NGC 5602
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NGC 5602, 



    
        

            Gary Imm
NGC 5602, 



    
        

            Gary Imm

NGC 5602

Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
NGC 5602, 



    
        

            Gary Imm
NGC 5602, 



    
        

            Gary Imm

NGC 5602

Acquisition details

Dates:
May 18, 2022 ·  May 19, 2022
Frames:
Astrodon Gen2 I-Series Tru-Balance Blue: 30×120(1h) (gain: 120.00) -5°C bin 2×2
Astrodon Gen2 I-Series Tru-Balance Green: 30×120(1h) (gain: 120.00) -5°C bin 2×2
Astrodon Gen2 I-Series Tru-Balance Lum: 60×120(2h) (gain: 120.00) -5°C bin 2×2
Astrodon Gen2 I-Series Tru-Balance Red: 30×120(1h) (gain: 120.00) -5°C bin 2×2
Integration:
5h
Avg. Moon age:
18.01 days
Avg. Moon phase:
88.25%

RA center: 14h22m18s.902

DEC center: +50°3004.42

Pixel scale: 0.344 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -1.862 degrees

Field radius: 0.199 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 3308x2510

File size: 1.9 MB

Locations: Backyard (Mag 20.8 - Bortle 4.5), Onalaska, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

This Astrobin Debut Object is a lenticular galaxy located 120 million light years away in the constellation of Bootes at a declination of +51 degrees.  It is a magnitude 11.4 galaxy which spans 1.7 arc-minutes in our apparent view.  This corresponds to a diameter of 60,000 light years.

This galaxy has both a lens inner disk and a lens outer disk.  Usually galaxies with those characteristics have a strong void ring outside the inner lens.  This galaxy has a faint dark ring in that location but it is not as strong as most other similar objects.

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