Hickson 68 & NGC 5371

Hickson 68

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Location / Date

Zellerndorf, 17., 18 and 19. May 2012

Telescope / Mount / Guiding

10" f4,7 Newtonian, NEQ6, Lacerta Mgen
ASA (Astro Systeme Austria) Quattro Coma Corrector (1.175 X) and OAG

Camera / Exposure

Canon EOS 500Da, 11 x 15min ISO 400 and 19 x 20min ISO 200 (9h 5min)


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Hickson Compact Group (abbreviation: HCG) is a collection of galaxies designated as published by Paul Hickson in 1982.
Hickson 68 is located in the constellation Canes Venatici at a distance of 100 million light years, containing Ngc 5353, 5354, 5350, 5355 und 5358.

NGC 5371 (which also seems to be known as NGC 5390) is a symmetrical face-on Sbc barred spiral galaxy at a distance of 100 million light years. This galaxy with Hickson Galaxy Group 68 makes up the Big Lick Galaxy Group.

Published in the ASA Calendar 2013

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