NGC 5669 (UGC 9353) Galaxy in Bootes

Located at: RA 14 hours 32 minutes 44 seconds, Dec +09 degrees 53 minutes 29 seconds

Size: 4.2' x 3.0' Magnitude: 12.0 photographic Class: SAB(rs)cd

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

8" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

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

Image:

 Lumicon Red filter, 670 minutes (67 x 10 minute subs), 05/8/9/11/13/2012; seeing FWHM 2.4-3.6 per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.66.4490.32361, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

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

Notes: Tried doubling the time from my 2006 image on this little guy, but didn't gain much ... smaller stars (better processing?), but not much deeper image. Nightly fog and intermittent high clouds is hampering my ability to get more data ...

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 5669

NGC 5669 = UGC 09353 = MCG +02-37-021 = CGCG 075-064 = PGC 51973
14 32 43.9 +09 53 31
V = 11.3;  Size 4.0x2.8;  SB = 13.8;  PA = 50d

17.5": moderately bright, fairly large, elongated 3:2 SW-NE.  Broad 
concentration to a large, slightly brighter core but no nucleus.  The core 
appears offset to the N side.  Forms a pair with CGCG 075-063 6.2' WNW.

8": very faint, fairly small, very diffuse, round, even surface brightness.

- by Steve Gottlieb