Hickson 68

After NGC 5371 the following evening was also clear with good transparency so I decided to target the main part of the attractive Hickson 68 group which is alongside 5371 and also in Canes Venatici. The face-on galaxy is NGC 5350. The two other brighter galaxies are NGC 5353 & NGC 5354. The less bright galaxies to the left are NGC 5355 & NGC 5358. The red star id is HD 121197 at mag. 6.5. Details: 10" f4.3 Newt. 15x 10minute exposures @ iso1600 with CLS in DSS, FIV, CS2 & XAT.

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