NGC5084 Galaxy in Virgo

This is the brightest member of the so called NGC5084-Galaxy-Group (=LGG 345),situated at the end of a southwards extending filament of the Virgo-II-Galaxy-Cluster.Other members of this group are NGC5087,NGC5134,PGC46889,PGC46574,PGC46489 (on the picture right of NGC5084) and many others.

Measuring apparently 9,3′ × 1,7′ with a brightness of 10th magnitude,this galaxy is in reality one of the most massive ones in the Virgo-Supercluster.Slighty warped,it is classified as Hubble-type S0 and its real distance measures about 71mio light-years.

NGC5084 was first observed by William Herschel in 1785.


position (epoch 2000):

Ra.: 13h 20m 16,9s
Decl.: -21° 49′ 39″


image data:

LRGB image from L = 24x1200s ,RGB = 8x1200s each,a total of 16.0 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


NGC5084 fits to this 22.0´x 18.0´arc-minutes sized field of the used equipment nearly perfectly.

Click HERE to get a full-resolution view.


here you can see NGC5084 a little bit more magnified.The small galaxy to the right is PGC46489,the even smaller one to the left is labeled PGC328295


Last modified on Monday, 15 June 2020 10:06

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