NGC 5023 (UGC 8286) Galaxy in Canes Venatici

Located at: RA 13 hours 12 minutes 12 seconds, Dec +44 degrees 02 minutes 19 seconds

Size: 6.7' x 0.7' Magnitude: 12.9 blue Class: Scd: sp

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 8" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -20c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 690 minutes (69 x 10 minute subs), 04/5/6/7/2012; seeing 2.8-4.6 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.65.4464.17853, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

 Rolling Roof Observatory, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (+34d 13m 29s -118h 52m 20s)

Notes: From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 5023

NGC 5023 = UGC 08286 = MCG +07-27-043 = CGCG 217-017 = FGC 1578 = PGC 45849
13 12 11.8 +44 02 20
V = 12.3;  Size 6.0x0.8;  SB = 13.8;  PA = 28d

17.5": moderately bright, large, thin edge-on streak SSW-NNE, 4.0'x0.4', 
slightly brighter center.  Member of nearby group LGG 347 along with M51!  A 1' 
pair of mag 10/11 stars lies 9' NW.

- by Steve Gottlieb