|Description: How many galaxies can you count? Three? Four?
Five? More? NGC5350 (bottom-left), NGC5353 (very top left), NGC5354 (top
left), NGC5355 (centre) and NGC5358 (top-right), all of which
can be seen on this image (and likely a few more smaller galaxies), are
part of the Hickson Compact Galaxy Group #68. The spiral structure of
NGC5350 is immediately visible. Less so is the spiral structure of the
other galaxies, which is very weak. The object off the left-hand side of the
frame is a bright star.
Image information: Stacked, dark-subtracted, registered combination of 30 x 15s (top) and 30 x 20s (bottom) unfiltered images. Image taken 03/05/2006 22:20 UT, 05/05/2006 21:05 UT.
NGC5350: Magnitude: 12.4, size: 3.2'x2.6', p.a. 40deg, classification: SBbc
NGC5353: Magnitude: 12.1, size: 2.8'x1.9', p.a. 145deg, classification: S0
NGC5354: Magnitude: 12.5, size: 2.2'x2.0', classification: S0
NGC5355: Magnitude: 14.0, size: 1.2'x0.7', p.a. 35deg, classification: S0
NGC5358: Magnitude: 14.6, size: 1.1'x0.3', p.a. 138deg, classification: S0-a
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