Hickson Galaxy Group 68


Hickson Galaxy Group 68

Hickson Compact Group (abbreviation: HCG) is a collection of galaxies designated as published by Paul Hickson in 1982.

Hickson 68 is located in the constellation Canes Venatici at a distance of 100 million light years, containing Ngc 5353, 5354, 5350, 5355 und 5358.

NGC 5371 (which also seems to be known as NGC 5390) is a symmetrical face-on Sbc barred spiral galaxy at a distance of 100 million light years. This galaxy with Hickson Galaxy Group 68 makes up the Big Lick Galaxy Group.

Imaging Data

Date: 5-12-2016

Location : Sudbury, Massachusetts

Optics : Astrotech 111

Filter(s) : None

Mount : Paramount MX+

Autoguiding : STI Lens with Costar

Camera : Canon EOS T3i Full spectrum

Exposure info : 17 x 600 second Exposures @ISO 1600

Total Exposure : 2.83 Hours

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