Scope: AP155EDF w 155TCC 0.75x reducer/flattener
Mount: Paramount MX
Camera: StarlightXpress Trius SX814 w Gen II Astrodons
Guider: SBIG ST402ME on a Borg 60mm acrhomat piggybacked
Exposures: Luminance 42 x 5 min; RGB 18/22/24 x 5 min
Lucknow, Ontario, Canada
NGC 5033 is an inclined spiral galaxy located in the constellationCanes Venatici. Distance estimates vary from between 38 and 60 million ly from the Milky Way Galaxy. 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.