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NGC 5364, a spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo. The bright galaxy to the right is NGC 5363, the thin one near the bottom is NGC 5360, and the very small dim one at the upper right is 5373.
Distance: 55 Million light years
Size: The inner ring is 22,000 light years across
Camera: SBIG ST-10XME
Telescope: Astrophysics Starfire 140 EDT F7.5
Mount: Astro-Physics Mach1 GTO with Advanced Telescope Systems portable pier
Images: An RGB image with a total exposure time of 12 hours 20 minutes with 74 subexposures of 22@10min of red, 24@10min of green, & 23@10min of blue.
Date: April and May 2014
Software: Camera, mount, and guider control - CCD Commander & MaximDL; calibration, stacking, & color creation in CCDStack, and further processing in Photoshop CS6.