NGC 5033

About image
NGC 5033 is a spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici constellation. It has apparent dimensions 10.7’x5’ and magnitude 10.8: its distance is 40 million light yeras and its diameter is 125000 light years, so it is slightly larger than Milky Way.

It is characterized by very pronounced spiral arms, especially in the outer parts where on the left side one can see like the begin of a tidal tail.

The galaxy core is compact and very bright: it is surrounded by thick dust lanes which connect to the spiral arms.

Technical data
Optic            GSO RC12 Truss - Aperture 304mm, focal lenght 2432mm, f/8
Mount          10Micron GM2000 HPSII
Camera           Moravian G3-16200 with external filter wheel 7 positions
Filters        Astrodon Gen2 E-Serie Tru-Balance 50mm unmounted LRGB
Guiding system      OAG Moravian M68 with guide camera Moravian G1-0301
Exposure details    L 21x600" bin2 -30C + 6x600" bin2 -20C + 20x15" bin2 -20C
            R 24x300" bin2 -20C
                          G 16x300" bin2 -20C
            B 17x300" bin2 -20C
Total integration    9.3h
Acquisition        Voyager, PHD2
Processing        Pixinsight 1.8, Photoshop CS5
SQM-L         21.5    
Location         Promiod (Aosta Valley, Italy), own remote observatory
Date             1/24 February, 20 May 2020

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