NGC5078 and NGC5101

Image taken at Clayton Bay, South Australia

Equipment - GSO RC12 STXL11002

Guiding - AOX

Software - MaximDL, Focusmax, Pinpoint, CCDautopilot 5

LRGB 24.5 hours

Processed in CCD stack and Photoshop CS6

Object -Both galaxies are located in the constellation of Hydra at a distance of around 94 million light years.

NGC5101 is the face on barred spiral and NGC5078 is the edge on. The smaller galaxy below NGC5078 is IC879 which is interacting with 5078.