NGC 5078


Click Image for full size view
Warning: Full size images can be very large
By
Catalog
Obj Type
Location
Date Taken:
SSRO
NGC 5078
Galaxy
CTIO, Chile
07-11-2007
Description

NGC 5078 is a lenticular galaxy in Hydra seen here edge on.  An "S" shaped dust lane, the prodict of tidal forces between this galaxy and the smaller IC 879 is readily visible.  These same tidal forces have warped the prominent dust lane that cuts through the center of NGC 5078.

Technical Details
Exposure Time:
LRGB (with L 8 x 15 minutes and RGB with 160 : 100 : 120 minutes of 10 minute subexposures all binned 1x1)
Camera:
Apogee Alta U47
Telescope:
RCOS Carbon Truss 16 inch f/11.3 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount:
Software Bisque Paramount ME
© 2014 SSRO
Used with permission, No reproduction of these images are permitted without written approval from SSRO.