Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Needle galaxies

There are a whole lot of galaxies in Virgo, and among them there are nice although small spiral one - NGC5364. This one and its neighbours I have chosen some time ago for a frame. Photons were collected at the end of April, 2016 from my suburban backyard - it is total 450 minutes of exposition (with 5 minutes single sub). There are several needle shaped galaxy also in the frame - these are viewed from the edge. 
NGC5364 spiral galaxy and others (above tau Virginis star)
And the luminance channel only annotated (watch the 1.1 billion light years distant galaxy cluster to the right):
NGC5364 galaxy area annotated
Clear skies!