NGC 5033, NGC 5005 & Friends
Galaxies in Canis Venatici
NGC 5033 is an inclined spiral galaxy located in the constellation Canes Venatici. Distance estimates vary from between 38 and 60 million light years from the Milky Way. The galaxy has a very bright nucleus and a relatively faint disk. Significant warping is visible in the southern half of the disk. The galaxy's relatively large angular size and relatively high surface brightness make it an object that can be viewed and imaged by amateur astronomers. The galaxy's location relatively near Earth and its active galactic nucleus make it a commonly studied object for professional astronomers.

NGC 5033 and the nearby spiral galaxy NGC 5005 comprise a physical galaxy pair. The two galaxies weakly influence each other gravitationally, but they are not yet close enough to each other to be distorted by the tidal forces of the gravitational interaction. The fainter irregular galaxy IC 4182 is also a member of this group.

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Image Details
Date
March 7 & 8, 2024
LOCATion
Hannover (Germany)
Sky Quality
Bortle 5
Telescope
Skywatcher 200/1000 @750mm f/3.75
Mount
Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro
Main Camera
ZWO ASI 2600 MC Pro
Gain 100, Offset 18, -10°
Focuser
ZWO EAF
Filter
Baader UV/IR Cut
Exposure
RGB: 692 × 60″ (11h 32′)
Total: 11h 32′
Guiding
ZWO ASI 120MM, PHD2
Calibration
Flats, Darks, Darkflats
Software
N.I.N.A., EQMod
Other
Starizona Nexus Reducer & Corrector
Processing
Astropixelprocessor, Photoshop, Pixinsight
  
  
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