Spiral Galaxy NGC
5746 in Virgo
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.
- Magnitude: 11.6
- RA: 14h 44m 56.4s
- Dec: +01° 57' 16"
- Size (mins) 7.5 x 1.3
- Constellation: Virgo
- Type: Edge-on Spiral Galaxy
George Normandin, KAS
March 17th, 2001