NGC 5248 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Bootes: it is 10th magnitude and 6.2'x 4.5 'in size.
It has an extremely luminous core and two very extended spiral arms which in my image can be glimpsed as they are very little detached from the sky.
The image was obtained from my home terrace, surrounded by street lamps: the total exposures of almost 6h was divided into four evenings because, as this galaxy is positioned in the sky in this period March/April, for every evening I have an useful window of about 1h30' maximum before the optical tube is inexorably hit by the light of the street lamps ...
Optic Celestron C9.25 Edge HD f/10
Mount Losmandy G11 with Ovision worm and FS2
Camera Atik 4000 with Starlight Xpress filter wheel 5 positions
Filters Hutech Idas LPS-P2 50.8 unmounted
Guiding system OAG Starlight Xpress with Lodestar
Exposure details L: 35x600" bin1 -20C
Total integration 5.8h
Acquisition Maxim, PHD2
Processing Pixinsight 1.8, Photoshop CS5
Location Home terrace (Rescaldina, Italy)
Date 27/28/29 March 2017, 21 April 2017