In the constellation of Hydra,only 0.5° separated from the famous galaxy NGC5078,you can find this fine 5,4′ × 4,6′-sized-lenticular galaxy,labeled as NGC5101.
At a real distance of about 77mio.light-years,it shines with an apparent brightness of 10.5mag and therefore could be be observed with small telescopes,bigger than 4-inches aperture.
Typed as a Hubble-Typ SB0/a-spiral galaxy,it is about the same real size as our own Milky-Way.It is a member of the NGC5101-group of galaxies ,as well as NGC5078,IC 874, IC 879 and IC 4243.
This galaxy was first obseved by William Herschel in 1786.
position (epoch 2000):
Ra.: 13h 21m 46,2s
Decl.: -27° 25′ 50″
LRGB image from L = 26x1200s ,RGB = 8x1200s each,a total of 16.7hours
80cm f/7 AstroOptik Keller corrected cassegrain
FLI Proline 16803 Astrodon LRGB Gen-II filters Prompt 7
CTIO/UNC Chile,remote controlled
image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken
here you see NGC5101 in a 19.6 arcminutes wide squared FOV
for full resolution click HERE
here you see a more detailed version of this galaxy: