Edge On Spiral Galaxy NGC 5170 - Adam Lundie - Eatons Hill Observatory

Edge On Spiral Galaxy NGC 5170

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Edge On Spiral Galaxy NGC 5170
NGC5710 is a rarely photographed spiral galaxy approximately 96 million light years distant. The core is comprised of old yellow stars, with young blue stars in its spiral arms, obscured by prominent dust lanes.


  • 108x 300s Luminance
  • 53x 300s Red
  • 46x 300s Green
  • 112x 300s Blue

Total integration 26 hours, 35 minutes. Focal length: 1960mm


  • Celestron 11" EdgeHD
  • Celestron 0.7x EdgeHD focal reducer
  • Skywatcher EQ8 Pro mount
  • QSI 683-ws8 Camera @ -15°C
  • Astrodon LRGB Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance filters
  • Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Autoguider
  • Innovations Foresight ONAG
  • Starlight Instruments Feather Touch Focuser


  • Exposed over 6 nights between 19th to 27th April 2020
  • Orange zone in Brisbane, Australia. (Bortle 7)


  • Planning & camera alignment with Aladin 10
  • Captured with TheSkyX Professional
  • Guiding with PHD2
  • PixInsight: Calibrate, align, integrate, dynamic background extraction, LRGB combination, noise reduction, photometric color calibration, histogram, HDR multiscale transform, curves, crop.