NGC5033 and NGC5005
Scope: AP155EDF w 4"FF
Mount: Paramount MX
Camera: Moravian G4 w Gen II Astrodons
Guider: SBIG ST402ME on a Borg 60mm acrhomat piggybacked
Exposures: Luminance 12 x 10min; RGB 10/6/6 x 10min
Lucknow, Ontario, Canada
NOTE: Click on the image to see it 2x that size.
NGC 5033 (lower right) 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. Significant warping is
visible in the southern half of the disk. The galaxy's relatively large
angular size and relatively high surface brightness make it an object
that can be viewed and imaged by amateur astronomers. The galaxy's
location relatively near Earth and its active galactic nucleus make it
a commonly studied object for professional astronomers.
NGC 5005 (upper left), also known as Caldwell 29, is an inclined spiral
galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici. The galaxy has a relatively
bright nucleus and a bright disk that contains multiple dust lanes.
The galaxy's high surface brightness makes it an object that is visible
to amateur astronomers using large amateur telescopes.