NGC 5363 & NGC 5364

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Telescope: RCOS 14.5” at Rowe, NM

Camera Filters: Red, Blue, Green, Luminance

Total exposure: 19 hours

Image width: 1/2 degree

NGC 5363 (bottom): Elliptical galaxy in Virgo group. This view shows indications of NGC 5363’s rotation and possible gravitation interactions with NGC 5364 causing disrupted, bland-featured, internal geometry.

NGC 5364 (top) is spiral galaxy showing little indication of star formation in central area. About 55M light-years from earth.


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