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NGC 5746 Galaxy in Virgo

NGC5746 Galaxy in Virgo NGC 5746 in the constellation Virgo is located at a distance of 95 million light years and is seen nearly edge-on, bearing a strong resemblance with the galaxy NGC 4565. It has a box-shaped bulge that is actually a bar seen from one side and a currently modest star formation activity. Distinct dust structures are seen all around the galaxy.

Image data:
LRGB (L 22x20m, R 8x20m, G 8x20m, B 8x20m) total 15.3 h combined. Seeing 0.9-1.2 arc-sec, north is left

80cm f/7 Astrooptik Keller corrected cassegrain, FLI Proline 16803, Baader Filters, Prompt 7 CTIO Chile
processing: Johannes Schedler

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Last modified on Sunday, 11 May 2014 16:13

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