NGC 5033 (UGC 8307) Galaxy in Canes Venatici

Located at: RA 13 hours 13 minutes 28 seconds, Dec +36 degrees 35 minutes 38 seconds

Size: 12.4' x 5.0' Magnitude: 10.8 blue Class: SA(s)c HII

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

  ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -15c & -20c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 750 minutes (75 x 10 minute subs), 05/30 & 06/1/2/3/4/5/6/2016; seeing 2.0-4.0 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.92.6001.26126, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

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

Notes: Still having issues with the marine stratus (fog) coming in early in the evening ... the first two nights I only managed 9 subs ... then, NGC 5033 "sets" into a branch of the large pine tree to my north, after only 14 subs. Posting what I have for now, but would like to get a couple of more full nights of subs. See the 8" version.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 5033

NGC 5033 = UGC 08307 = MCG +06-29-062 = CGCG 189-043 = PGC 45948
13 13 27.8 +36 35 40
V = 10.2;  Size 10.7x5.0;  SB = 14.4;  PA = 170d

17.5": fairly bright, fairly large, very elongated 3:1 N-S, small very bright 
core, stellar nucleus.  A mag 15 star is superimposed.

- by Steve Gottlieb