NGC-5350 Barred spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici
NGC-5350 is a face-on Barred Spiral Galaxy located in the constellation of Canes Venatici. It is the brightest member of the Hickson Compact Galaxy Group number 68. It lies 110 million light years from Earth and is about 100,000 light years in diameter. It lies just a few arc minutes west of the 6th magnitude star HD 121197.
Also shown in this image are other members of the Hickson 68 group. NGC-5355 lies below and to the left of center, NGCs-5354 and 5353 lie just above and to the right. These galaxies were discovered in 1787 by Sir William Herschel.
This image, acquired on June 16, 2023, is a 1 hour 34 minute integration of 90 second exposures through the Celestron C-11 at f/6.3, using the Starizona Reducer/Corrector and the ZWO ASI 2600MC Procamera, operating at -10 degrees below ambient temperature and binned 1 X 1. Guided & captured using N.I.N.A. Stacked and stretched using Maxim DL5 Pro. Post processed using PhotoShop CS2, Gradient XTerminator, StarShrink, Carboni's Astro Tools DeepSky HLVG and NoiseWare.