NGC 5792 (UGC 9631) Galaxy in Libra

Located at: RA 14 hours 58 minutes 23 seconds, Dec -01 degrees 05 minutes 29 seconds

Size: 7.2' x 1.7'  Magnitude: 12.1 blue Class: SB(rs)b 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,  710 minutes  (71 x 10 minute subs), 06/20/21/22/23/2014; seeing 1.5-3.7 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.78.5280.24003, 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 5792
NGC 5792 = UGC 09631 = MCG +00-38-012 = CGCG 020-038 = PGC 53499
14 58 22.7 -01 05 24
V = 11.3;  Size 6.9x1.7;  SB = 13.8;  PA = 84d

17.5" (6/12/99): moderately bright, fairly large, broad concentration with a 
quasi-stellar nucleus at moments with direct vision.  A mag 10 star close WNW of 
the core detracts from viewing.  Initially appeared ~2.5'x1.5', but with averted 
vision, very low surface brightness extensions oriented E-W increase the 
dimensions to at least 4'x1.5'.  The ends of the arms fade into the background 
so difficult to judge size.

8" (6/30/84): faint, elongated 5:2 ~E-W, very diffuse, even surface brightness.  
A mag 10 star is atttached at the WNW side of the core 1.1' from center and 
interferes from viewing.

- by Steve Gottlieb