[back] NGC 5792 in Libra [NED]


Type: SBb, distance ~ 26Mpc/85MLy




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Image Type, Orientation: LRGB Composite, North is at 2:00
Exposure time: L: 20x300 sec. 1x1 bin, R,G,B: 5x300 sec. 2x2 bin
Exposure date: June 16th, 2004
Location: Capella Observatory at Amani Lodge, Kupferberg near Windhoek, Namibia
Filter: FR03 + Astronomik
Typ II LRGB filters
Instrument: Ganymed 60cm-Hypergraph in secondary focus, f=4800 mm
Seeing (FWHM): 2.4"
Photographer: Josef Pöpsel, Beate Behle

This picture takes its charm from the combination of the bright foreground star (magV 9.5, spectral type M0), the galaxy itself and those hundreds of dim background galaxies, the number of which exceeds the number of foreground stars by far.




Der Reiz dieser Galaxie ist die Kombination aus hellem Vordergrundstern (9,5 magV, Spektraltyp M0), der Galaxie selbst und den hunderten kleiner Hintergrundgalaxien, deren Anzahl die auf dem Bild sichtbaren Vordergrundsterne bei weitem übersteigt.

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