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 right,
NGC-5354 lies just below and to the left, and NGC-5353 lies just below and to the left of 5354. These galaxies were discovered in 1787 by Sir William Herschel.
This image, acquired on July 7, 2018, is a 1 hour 24 minute integration of 6 minute exposures through the Celestron C-11 at f/2, using the HyperStar III imaging system and the SXVR-H694C color CCD camera, operating at -10 degrees below ambient temperature and binned 1 X 1. Guided, captured and combined using Maxim DL5 Pro. Post processed using PhotoShop CS2, Gradient XTerminator, StarShrink, Carboni's Astro Tools and NoiseWare.