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May 4, 2010
SBIG ST-4000XCM, Celestron 9.25 Reduced 0.63, Astro-Physics Mach1GTO Mount
NGC 5371 in Canes Venatici. 10x15 Minutes, Imager Temp -20C, 50% Crop. NGC 5371 is a symmetrical face-on Sbc barred spiral galaxy at a distance of 100 million light years in the constellation Canes Venatici. This galaxy with Hickson 68 makes up the Big Lick Galaxy Group. Notice particularly the multitude of faint, distant galaxies in the background - and there are many, many more than this image shows.