Herschel 75 and Messier 102 (North Up, East Left)
Herschel 75, also known as NGC 5866 and Messier 102, is an S0-a type galaxy in the constellation of Draco.  It has a diameter of ~67,000 light-years.  This first two images comprise 10 x Luminance (72 seconds each) and 4 x Red, Green and Blue (90, 90 and 72 seconds each), 0.5m f/2.9 ASA Astrograph with FLI ML3200 camera at an altitude of 60 degrees on 9 June 2016.  The fields of view are 34’ x 23’ and 18’ x 12’ respectively. The third and fourth images comprise 6 x Luminance (300 seconds each), 0.101m f/5.4 Tele Vue refractor with FLI ML16200 camera at an altitude of 60 degrees on 27 February 2017.  The fields of view are 132’ x 132’ (2.2 degrees square) and 42’ x 42’, respectively. In the third image, additional galaxies are visible.  Messier 95 lies to the west of Messier 96.  To the north-northeat lie Messier 105 (Hersshel 197), NGC 3371 and NGC 3389.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 14 August 2018
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