NGC 5792
spiral galaxy in Libra

NGC 5792 - spiral galaxy in Libra

Magnitude 12.1, dimensions 6'.8 x 1'.7.

This is a composite image created from 33 exposures totaling 33 minutes, all taken between 3:45 a.m. and 4:47 a.m. the morning of the 7th. Images were taken using the f/6.3 focal reducer, for an effective f/ratio of f/4. Images were processed with dark frame removal, flat frame, then compositing, and finally a contrast stretch. This image needs another 30 to 45 minutes of integration time to reveal more details.


Observation Log - April 7, 2000 - Tinton Falls, NJ