Spiral Galaxy NGC 5746 in Virgo

Galaxy NGC 5746

This is a 10 Minute exposure using an SBIG ST-6 CCD camera thru Kopernik's 20 inch telescope (working at F/4.9). North at top; the field of view is about 9x12.5 arc minutes.

Description in The Deep Sky Field Guide to Uranometria 2000:

NGC 5701 is an edge-on spiral galaxy in the Constellation of Virgo. A dark dust lane obscures most of the nucleus. This galaxy was the host of Supernova 1983P (Type Ia), which reached magnitude 13.6 at maximum. A rough distance estimate for NGC 5746 is 91 million light years, and at that distance the diameter would be 195,200 light years.

NGC 5701:

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George Normandin, KAS

March 17th, 2001