NGC 5713

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In this image we see two galaxies- NGC 5713 (on the right) and NGC 5719 (on the left). NGC 5713 and NGC 5719 are physically near to each other and disrupt the other gravitationally. Note how the spiral structure of NGC 5713 is disturbed and the disk of NGC 5719 is considerably warped. NGC 5719 is similiar to NGC 3190. These two galaxies are approximately 82 million light years away.


Meade 16in LX200 telescope operating at f/6.3
SBIG ST8E CCD camera with color filter wheel

L R G B color production was used to create this image.

Luminance = 42 minutes binned 1x1
Red = 10 minutes binned 3x3
Green = 10 minutes binned 3x3
Blue = 20 minutes binned 3x3

  • Two iterations of L-R deconvolution (sharpening) algorithm using CCDsharp were applied to the luminance image.

  • Digital Developement (DDP) via Maxim/DL was also used in order to display the the very dim and very bright details of the image simultaneously.

  • Minimum credit line:Rosemary Powelson/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF

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    Updated: 3/30/2001