Some more in CV

With a brightening moon high in the sky again I decided to try and bag this group of galaxies before conditions become too light for serious imaging. Close to the Hickson 68 group in Canes Venatici these four galaxies surround another red star HD 120950 which shines at mag. 7.5. The galaxies are IC 4336 (top right), NGC 5326 (lower right), NGC 5337 (top left) & NGC 5346 (lower left). With the moon affecting things there was no gain in taking longer than 7 minute subs of which I obtained 14 in quite good transparency. Details: 10" f4.3 Newt. 14x 7minute exposures @ iso1600 with CLS in DSS, FIV, CS2 & XAT.

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