Antilhue - Chile

NGC 4753 in Virgo
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Image Data

Designation NGC 4753,  Bennett 55
Object type Lenticular (peculiar?) galaxy
Coordinates 12 h 52 min     - 01° 12'    Virgo  (Vir)
Description This is a strange little galaxy full of twisted dark lanes, located 2.7° east of the beautiful double star Porrima (Gamma Virginis).

North is to the right in this 15 x 10 arcmin field of view.  

Exposure CRGB 120:40:40:40 min @ -20°C,  RGB exposures binned 2x2
Camera SBIG ST-10XE selfguided + CFW8 with Astrodon CRGB filterset
Optics RCOS 14.5" Ritchey-Chrétien @ f/9 (prime focus)
Mount Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Software MaxIm DL/CCD, Sigma Pre Beta 11, Registar,  Adobe Photoshop CS
Location - Date - Time San Esteban (Chile) - 30May05 @ 03:30 UTC 
Conditions Transparency 6/10,  Seeing 5-6/10, Temperature  + 12° C