NGC5248 Galaxy in Virgo

This fine SB(rs)bc-spial-galaxy NGC5248 can be observed in the constellation of Bootes.Sized 6,2′ × 4,5′ by an apparent magnitude of about is an easy telescope object and could even be detected with large binoculars.

It´s an active barred spiral-galaxy at a distance of 50mio.light-years.

NGC5248 was first seen by William Herschel in 1784.


position (epoch 2000):

RA.:  13h 37m 32,0s
Decl.: +08° 53′ 07″


image data:

LRGB image with L = 31x1200s, RGB = 8x1200s each,a total of 18.33 hours

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


this picture of NGC5248 is sized 17.5 x 17.5 arcmin.To get full resolution:click here

here you see a more datailed view of NGC5248:

here you can experience how the HST sees the central region of NGC5248



Last modified on Wednesday, 23 October 2019 18:24

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