NGC 5363/NGC 5364 Galaxy Group

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Location / Date

Zellerndorf, May 2016

Telescope / Mount / Guiding

ASA 10" Astrograph, ASA 3" Wynne-Corrector
ASA DDM60, no Guiding

Camera / Exposure

FLI ML8300 with Astrodon filters
L 50 x 5min, R 16 x 5min, G 10 x 5min, B 10 x 5min

Total exposure time: 7h 10min


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NGC 5364 is a nice spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo. In the north of NGC 5364 is the large and bright ellipical galaxy NGC 5363, which seems to be gravitationally involved with one another, which may explain the lane of material across the face of NGC 5363.

There are numerous other smaller galaxies across this field. On the right border is what appears to be a sparse cluster of star. In fact most of these are galaxies and are members of the Abell 1809 galaxy cluster.

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