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NGC 5078

Here an edge-on spiral galaxy with nearby neighbor is displayed floating in the direction of Hydra. NGC 5078 is an interesting galaxy due to jets of gas that are being ejected from the disk. These jets (superwinds) can be detected in the radio wavelengths of light (radio telescopes). This galaxy is similar in structure to NGC 5746. However, at an estimated distance of 94 million lights away, it is much more distant.

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Last Updated: 09-Apr-2014

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Equipment

20in RC Optical Systems telescope Operating at f/8.1

Paramount ME Robotic Telescope Mount

SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel

LRGB color production was used to create this image.

Luminance = 90 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Minimum credit line: Jay Gabany/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF