Antilhue - Chile

NGC 5068 in Virgo
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Image Data

Designation NGC 5068,  Bennett 59a
Object type Type  SB(s)d spiral galaxy
Coordinates 13 h 19 min     - 21° 02'    Virgo  (Vir)
Description A fine face-on spiral galaxy.  Dreyer calls it faint (mag 10.4),  large  (7.2'x6.3'),  irregularly round, and with a brighter middle.

North is to the upper left in this 15 x 10 arcmin field of view.  

Exposure LRGB 120:40:40:40 min @ -15°C,  RGB exposures binned 2x2
Camera SBIG ST-10XE selfguided + CFW8 with Astrodon LRGB filterset
Optics RCOS 14.5" Ritchey-Chrétien @ f/9 (prime focus)
Mount Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Software MaxIm DL/CCD, Sigma Pre Beta 11, Registar, PixInsight Beta,  Adobe Photoshop CS
Location - Date - Time San Esteban (Chile) - 10Apr05 @ 06:00 UTC 
Conditions Transparency 7/10,  Seeing 5/10, Temperature  + 9°C