This fine SB(rs)bc-spial-galaxy NGC5248 can be observed in the constellation of Bootes.Sized 6,2′ × 4,5′ by an apparent magnitude of about 10mag.it is an easy telescope object and could even be detected with large binoculars.
It´s an active barred spiral-galaxy at a distance of 50mio.light-years.
NGC5248 was first seen by William Herschel in 1784.
position (epoch 2000):
RA.: 13h 37m 32,0s
Decl.: +08° 53′ 07″
LRGB image with L = 31x1200s, RGB = 8x1200s each,a total of 18.33 hours
80cm f/7 AstroOptik Keller corrected cassegrain FLI Proline 16803 Astrodon LRGB Gen-II filters
Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile,remote controlled
image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken
this picture of NGC5248 is sized 17.5 x 17.5 arcmin.To get full resolution:click here
here you see a more datailed view of NGC5248:
here you can experience how the HST sees the central region of NGC5248