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NGC 5084 in Southern Virgo

This beautiful lenticular galaxy in southern Virgo, is one of largest and most massive galaxies in the
Virgo Super cluster of galaxies. We view it almost perfectly edge on, so while it appears only about
one arc min in thickness, in this very deep image, NGC 5084 spans almost 17 arc min of the sky, which,
at an estimated distance of 80 Million light years, means it is nearly 400,000 light years in diameter,
which in anyone's book, is one seeeriously gigantic galaxy!

Orion Optics AG12 F3.8
Starlightxpress SXVR-H694, SX USB CFW, SX OAG unit + Atlas Focuser
LRGB = 790 70 70 75min (bin 1X1)= 16.75 hrs
New Deep-Sky LRGB Astronomik filters
-20C chip temp, flats used but no dark frames.
Focal length 1120mm
Image scale 0.84"/pix
Guide Camera: Starlightxpress Lodestar

Data collected 27 April, 15 and 17 May 2020, no moon, generally good seeing

Equipment setup:

Some links to equipment used to take this image:

StarlightXpress CCD Cameras and imaging equipment

Finger Lakes Instrumentation CCD cameras:

Astro Shop (Aus)

Astro-Elecronic FS2 scope GOTO controller:

Gerd Neumann and Astronomik filters:

MSB Software & Astroart 5

Catseye Collimation

STAR Atlas:PRO planetarium software:

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