NGC 5850 – NGC 5846

NGC 5850 – 5846

NGC 5850 – 5846 are an interesting example of 2 different types of galaxies, side by side , barred spiral and elliptical galaxies in Virgo at a distance about 80 MLY.

The small galaxy to the left is NGC 5845. There are 2 small, faint spirals and a brighter small elliptical galaxy shining through the halo of the elliptical galaxy NGC 5846.

F.O.V.   Cropped to 85% of the 25 x 25 arc minute field of view.

Telescope.   16 Inch F4.5 Newtonian.

Camera.   S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposure and Date.   12 x 600 sec. + 11 x 900 sec.   Aug 2012,  July 2017.

Location. (Wiruna) Ilford N.S.W.