NGC 5044 qne NGC 5054 galaxy group


Geoff Smith
 

I was finally able to emerge from travel restrictions and get to my dark sky site--as expected the clouds didn't cooperate but I managed to get a few hours.

Image is here

https://www.astrobin.com/06krol/
with a larger version here

Tech details:

Plane Wave 12.5"CDK telescope with FLI Proline 16803 camera on AP900 mount.

Processed in PixInsight.

FOV 49' x 49'

It seems that NGC 5054 is not part of the galaxy group around the large elliptical galaxy NGC 5044. However, at some time in the past, NGC 5054 passed right through the group.
 

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