Photo Gallery


Solar system
Mano Prieto Observatory

NGC2523

1.11.2013

NGC2523

NGC2523, Arp9, is barred spiral galaxy seen in the direction of the Constellation Camelopardalis at an approximate distance of 150 Million Light-Years. It has a strong inner ring just enclosing the bar which is devoid of any star-forming activity. NGC2523 is classified as an SB(r)bc galaxy, and is approximately 130,000 Light-Years in diameter. It was discovered in 1885 by Edward Swift. It has been studied for its global pattern speed, having to do with density wave theory to explain long-lasting galaxy spiral arms and the movement of the stars within the arms. NGC2523B is the edge-on sprial galaxy seen in this image above and to the right. Two other dim small galaxies can be seen to either side of NGC2523. Object: NGC2523 Distance: 150 Million Light-Years Magnitude: 12.90 Date: February 2011 Place: Fort Davis, TX Exposure Details: LRGB:450:150:180:230 unbinned Processing: MaxIm DL, CCDStack, RegiStar, CCDInspector, Photoshop CS3 Optics: 12.5"RCOS Truss Focal Length: 2808mm @ f9 Mount: Paramount ME Robotic Camera: SBIG STL6303E Focuser: RCOS Guiding: Off-Axis with SBIG Guide Camera Filters: Tru-Balance LRGB Gen II 2

View Image Details

Dimensions: 2139 x 1671
File size: 1715.14 kbytes
Taken on:  
Camera model:  
Shutter speed:  
Focal length:  
Aperture:  
Flash:  
ISO:  
Mano Prieto Observatory © 2018
Homepage Animation Galaxies Globulars Nebulae Solar system Supernova News & Notes Observatory Links Email Me