NGC 5033 is a Seyfert galaxy in Canes Venatici. The galaxy has a bright active nucleus producing strong emissions which are originating from a central black hole in the galaxy that is being fed by an accretion disk of matter falling into the black hole. The spiral galaxy shines at magnitude 10.8. It is located at a distance of 37 million light-years. The galaxy has several H II regions that are forming new stars, and those regions appear as pink spots in the spiral arms of the galaxy. The spiral arms are warped, and this is believed to be the result of gravitational interaction with NGC 5005, also a Seyfert galaxy.
This image is an LRGB color composite CCD image taken with an SBIG STX-16803 CCD using the 32-inch Schulman Telescope at the University of Arizona SkyCenter located on Mount Lemmon. Adam Block acquired the image data, and the data for this image was processed by Francisco Arabia and Sid Leach.
Constellation: Canes Venatici
RA: 13h 13m 28s Dec: +36d 35' 36" (J2000)
March 26, 2012
Image by Sid Leach, Francisco Arabia & Adam Block
Mount Lemmon, Arizona
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