Spiral Galaxy NGC 5068 - Adam Lundie - Eatons Hill Observatory

Spiral Galaxy NGC 5068

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Spiral Galaxy NGC 5068
NGC 5068 is a seldom photographed face-on galaxy sporting a bright central bar with diffuse spiral arms containing areas of pink hydrogen nebulosity and star-forming regions.


  • 98x 300s Luminance
  • 45x 300s Red
  • 55x 300s Green
  • 44x 300s Blue

Total integration 20 hours, 10 minutes. Focal length: 1960mm


  • Celestron 11" EdgeHD
  • Celestron 0.7x EdgeHD focal reducer
  • Skywatcher EQ8-Rh 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 5 nights between 11th April to 19th April 2021
  • 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, local histogram equalization, LRGB combination, noise reduction, photometric color calibration, histogram, curves, crop.