NGC 5746

NGC5746LRGB(500).jpg (55257 bytes)

Object Type: Spiral galaxy (SAB(rs)b)
Constellation: Virgo
Magnitude: 11.3
 7.4' x 1.3'

NGC 5746 is an edge-on spiral galaxy located at a distance of about 90 million light-years.

Equipment: Meade 14" LX200R/ST-10XME/Astro-Physics CCDT67 telecompressor/Astrodon LRGB filters/Paramount ME
F-ratio: f/6.5
Exposures: LRGB:  L 10 x 6 minutes, binned 2x2: R 10 x 6 minutes: G 10 x 6 minutes: B 10 x 6 minutes: RGB binned 3x3
Date: May 15, 2009
Location: Landers, California, USA
Technical Notes: I
ndividual exposures were dithered using CCDAutoPilot2 and then sigma combined. The RGB image was created in Registar 1.0. A high-pass filter of 2 pixels was applied to the luminance image. Reduce Noise was applied to the RGB image and to the dim portions of the luminance image.

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