NGC 5042

NGC 5042

NGC 5042 is a face-on spiral galaxy in Hydra at about 51 MLY distance.

The blue spiral arms are active star formation areas, while the yellowish nucleus indicates an older generation of star formation.

F O V.   cropped to 80% of the 25 x 25 arc minute of view.

Telescope.   16 Inch F 4.5 Newtonian.

Camera.   S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposure and Date.   13 x 900 sec.  June 2017

Location.   (Wiruna) Ilford N.S.W.