NGC 5485  -  wide field

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Object identification (1.8MB)

Image with 12" Newtonian (f=1120mm)

Object data of NGC5485

Object type: Galaxy (S0)
Size: 2.8' x 2.1'
Magnitude: 12.3mag
Constellation: UMa
Distance: 90 Mio Ly
Notes: NGC 5485 is a dust-lane early-type galaxy in constellation Ursa Major. This galaxy can be found in the near neighbourhood of the bright galaxy M101, visible in the above DSLR widefield image. NGC 5485 is physically not connected with M101 because of it's distance of 90 million light-years. It is home to a prominent dust lane, perpendicular to the photo-metric major axis.

Exposure data

Date: 2017-05-21 until 2017-06-27 (7 nights)
Location: Nussbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106ED (4" Apo f=530mm)
Camera: Canon EOS6D (ISO400)
Mount: ASA DDM85
Exposure time: 102x6min
Exposure time total: 10h12min