NGC 5371, 5355 et al. (CVn)

NGC 5371, 5355 et al. (CVn)

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Date/Site: 19., 20. and 21. April 2022. Remote observatory on the AAR club's site in Presberg
Exposure/
Filter:
R: 18 x 300 seconds,
G: 17 x 300 seconds,
B: 18 x 300 seconds,
L: 132 x 300 seconds, (-20°C)
Camera: Moravian G3-16200 with Astronomik Type II-filters
Optics/
Instrument:
250mm f/4,7 Newton with VIP-3010 Paracorr on 10Micron GM1000 HPS
Guiding: ASI120 attached to a 61mm-finder,
focusing: Microtouch and FocusMax,
data acquired remotely using CCD-Commander, PHD_Broker with PHD2/multistar-guiding and MaximDL 6,
processing: MaximDL 6 and PixInsight 1.8

This group of galaxies in Canes Venatici is a nice motif.
The tight pile around the bright star HIP 67778 is known as Hickson 68.

© Friedhelm Hübner, last revision:  20.08.2022