NGC 5248 (UGC 8616) Galaxy in Bootes

Located at: RA 13 hours 37 minutes 32 seconds, Dec +08 degrees 53 minutes 08 seconds

Size: 6.6' x 5.3' Magnitude: 11.0 blue Class: (R)SB(rs)bc HII

North is up

 

West to the right

Telescope:

 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

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

Image:

Lumicon Red filter,  610 minutes  (61 x 10 minute subs), 05/30/31 & 06/1/2014; seeing 2.5-3.5 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.77.5159.19820, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

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

Notes: See the 8" version.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 5248

NGC 5248 = UGC 08616 = MCG +02-35-015 = CGCG 073-054 = PGC 48130
13 37 32.0 +08 53 07
V = 10.3;  Size 6.2x4.5;  SB = 13.8;  PA = 110d

17.5": bright, large, slightly elongated WNW-ESE, 4'x3', well-defined small very 
bright core, almost stellar nucleus.  A mag 13 star lies 1.7' SSW of center and 
a mag 15 star or a very faint knot is embedded at the N edge of the halo.  
Appears slightly mottled or dusty but spiral arms not seen.

- by Steve Gottlieb