NGC 5005 - Spiral Galaxy in Canes Venatici


NGC 5005 (also known as Caldwell 29) is a spiral galaxy in the constellation of Canes Venatici. It's measured distance has ranged between 45 and 113 light years away. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1785.

This galaxy has as a low-ionization nuclear emission-line region nucleus. This means that the gas at its center is emitting ionized gas. This is likely due to a super-massive black hole at its core.



Telescope: 8 in. Astro-Tech R-C @ f/8
Camera: Modified Canon 650D; ISO 3200
Mount: iOptron CEM60
Guiding: QHY-5L-II M on 60mm guide scope

18 @ 5 min.


Images were focused using camera's live view with a Bahtinov mask. The subframes were captured, aligned, and combined with ImagesPlus. The composite image was adjusted in Photoshop. Topaz Detail and DeNoise were applied.


Shot from my backyard observatory in southeastern Minnesota on 6/3/22.

Back to Index