Spiral Galaxy NGC 5084 - Adam Lundie - Eatons Hill Observatory

Spiral Galaxy NGC 5084

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Spiral Galaxy NGC 5084
Categorised as a supermassive disk galaxy, at a distance of 80 million light years and 200,000 light years across, NGC 5084 is one of the largest galaxies in the Virgo Supercluster. Seen edge on, the warped disk is a result of stealing material from nearby satellite galaxies.


  • 103x 300s Luminance
  • 45x 300s Red
  • 43x 300s Green
  • 47x 300s Blue

Total integration 19 hours, 50 minutes. Focal length: 2800mm


  • Celestron 11" EdgeHD
  • 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 6 nights between 19th April to 11th May 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, HDR multiscale transform, LRGB combination, noise reduction, photometric color calibration, histogram, curves, crop.