ASTRO IMAGES By Doug Wheeland

 

   NGC 5850 - Galaxy in Virgo

NGC 5850                     EQUIPMENT
Telescope ----  12.5" RCOS RC at 114" FL
Mount --------  Astro-Physics AP1200
Camera -------  SBIG ST8E/CFW8
Guided -------  SBIG AO7

             IMAGE INFORMATION
24 May 2006
70 min. Total
10 min. Sub-Exposures
Unfiltered
Acquired Using MaxIm CCD

                      PROCESSING
Data Reduction Using MaxIm DL
Finished Using Adobe Photo Shop

                        LOCATION
Star Ranch Road Observatory
South Western Colorado Springs
Elevation 6500 Feet

 

    Click For Full Size

    Click For Reduced Size

NGC5850 is the spiral.  The large bar and ring are obvious, but a small ring and bar show at the very center of the central region.  NGC 5846 is the type E galaxy with NGC5846A just south and overlapping it.

All Images Copyright Douglas R. Wheeland (c)2006

Galaxy Home Page

Astronomy Home Page