Astral Imaging at Dogwood Ridge Observatory

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Scottsville, Virginia 24590


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NGC 5566
Image Information

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NGC 5566
Galaxies in the constellation Virgo featuring NCG5566, taken by the HST; 4.2′x2. 52′ view
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Virgo[1]
Right ascension 14h 20m 19.95s[1][2]
Declination +03° 56′ 00.9″[2]
Redshift 0.004240 [2]
Helio radial velocity 1271 ± 14 km/s[1][2]
Distance 65 Mly
Apparent dimensions (V) 4.4′ × 1.5′
Apparent magnitude (V) 11.1
Other designations
PGC 30083[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 5566 is a barred spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo, which is approximately 65 million light years away from Earth. The galaxy is the biggest in the constellation Virgo, stretching nearly 150,000 light years in diameter.[3] The galaxy NGC 5566 was discovered on 30 April 1786 by the German-British astronomer William Herschel










NGC 5566

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This image consists of 14 luminance 15 minute exposures for a total of 3-1/2 hours. The images are binned 1x1. All taken at -30C. All data was acquired using MaxImDl/CCD version 5.24 using ACP7.1 and Scheduler.  Pix Insight version was used for processing. Dithered guiding was on. This is a work in progress. Additional luminance and color data to be added when acquired.

Equipment and Location Information

Date April 12 -24, 2015
Location Dogwood Ridge Observatory
Optics Optical Guidance Systems 12.5" RC @f/9
Mount Astro Physics AP1200GTO
Camera SBIG STL-11002M/CW8
Filters Baader LRGB Ha 7nm,SII 8nm, OIII 8.5nm - 50.8mm Unmounted Filters
Conditions Temperature low to mid 20s - 30s with moderate to good  seeing. Transparency good.

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