NGC 5485

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Object identification (1.3MB)

DSLR widefield image

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 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.

Six distant galaxy clusters are also visible in the above image:

  • GxCl 01 (z=0.243): GMBCG J211.72968+55.06738
  • GxCl 02 (z=0.441): GMBCG J211.57854+55.02357
  • GxCl 03 (z=0.243): MaxBCG J211.86174+54.86300
  • GxCl 04 (z=0.245): WHL J140758.5+550646
  • GxCl 05 (z=0.240): WHL J140528.2+550448
  • GxCl 06 (z=0.324): WHL J140603.2+544647

Exposure data

Date: 2017-05-21 until 2017-06-27 (8 nights)
Location: Nussbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: 12" Newtonian telescope (f=1120mm)
Camera: QSI 660wsg-8 with Astrodon filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: ASA DDM85
Exposure time: L 84x8min / R 24x8min / G 24x8min / B 24x8min
Exposure time total: 20h 48min