NGC 5248  from BMV Observatories
Blue Mountain Vista Observatory New RInggold PA
NGC 5248
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NGC 5248 is a magnitude 10.1 oval spiral galaxy in Bootes. It is the brightest galaxy in Bootes, but is actually part of the Virgo cluster of galaxies. It has an apparent size of 6.2 x 4.5 arc minutes and lies about 59 million light years away.

Imaging data:
Date: Apr 20, May 29,30 June 3,4 2013
Location: New Ringgold PA
Optics: Hyperion f/8 12.5 inch, FL 2540 mm
Mount: Paramount ME
Camera: Apogee Alta U8300, guiding by On Axis Guider (ONAG) with an ST402
Exposure: LRGB: L:23x10 min R:13x8 min, G:12x5 min, B:14x10 min, Total= 6.8 hours
Processing: Image acquisition using CCD Autopilot. Initial processing was done using Maxim DL with subsequent processing with Photoshop.