NGC5371 & Hickson 68

I’ve been busy, busy, busy,… and unfortunately couldn’t spend much time on astrophotography. But the last few days I was able to set up my gear and start shooting again. So here’s my first picture for this year.
NGC 5371 is a face-on spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici. NGC 5371 is a symmetrical face-on Sbc barred spiral galaxy at a distance of 100 million light years. This galaxy with Hickson Galaxy Group 68 makes up the Big Lick Galaxy Group.


Telescope: Astrosib RC250 @ f/6 f=1500mm
Camera: QHY9
Mount: Mesumount 2
Guiding: OAG with Lodestar
Exposure: 24x10min L + 6x10min R + 6x10min G + 6x10min B
Date: April 18th, 2015, Overijse

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