NGC 5033
Spiral Galaxy in Canes Venatici

RA: 13h 13.5m Dec: +36 36' Mag: 10.75 Size (ly):185,000 Distance (ly):60 million

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  NGC 5033 is a spiral galaxy located in canes Venatici with a bright core and low surface brightness arms. It is classified as a Seyfert type due to its bright active galactic nuclei (AGN) producing strong emissions in several spectral lines including Helium, Nitrogen, Oxygen and Hydrogen. These high velocity emissions are believed to be originating from an accretion disk surrounding a central black hole in the center of the galaxy.

Location & Date Backyard, Abbott Observatory - March 21,23-25,27, 2009
Temperature - Low 30's F
Telescope Deep Sky Instruments RC10C , F/7.3 on a Losmandy G11 Gemini, Prime Focus, Image scale 0.82 arcsec/pixel
Camera SBIG ST-2000XM w/CFW8, AO8
Astrodon Tru Balance LRGB Filters
CCD temp -15C
Exposure Times (L) 22 X 10, (R) 13x10, (G) 11x10,(B) 11x10 Minutes, Bin 1x1
Other Information Image acquisition/focus/guiding/dither - CCD Autopilot4 w/CCDSoft/TheSky6/PinPoint
Image Processing * Images Plus 3.75a- Calibration, Grading, Normalize, Alignment, Sigma Average Combine, Mild DDP
* Adobe CS4 - L+RGB combine, Levels, Curves, Sharpening, Cropping, NR, JPEG conversion

© 2009 Michael A. Siniscalchi