NGC 5394 & 5395, Heron Galaxies
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NGC 5395, a spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici. It is interacting with NGC 5394 to give the appearance of a Heron.
Distance: 165 Million light years
Camera: SBIG ST-10XME
Telescope: Astrophysics Starfire 140 EDT F7.5
Mount: Astro-Physics Mach1 GTO with Advanced Telescope Systems portable pier
Images: An LRGB image with a total exposure time of 17 hours 10 minutes with 101 subexposures of 18@10min of luminance, 19@10min of red, 34@10min of green, & 30@10min of blue.
Date: April 2014
Software: Camera, mount, and guider control - CCD Commander & MaximDL; calibration, stacking, & color creation in CCDStack, and further processing in Photoshop CS6.