NGC 5033 is an inclined spiral galaxy located in the constellation Canes Venatici. The galaxy has a very bright nucleus and a relatively faint disk. Significant warping is visible in the southern half of the disk. The galaxy's relatively large angular size and relatively high surface brightness make it an object that can be viewed and imaged by amateur astronomers. The galaxy's location relatively near Earth and its active galactic nucleus make it a commonly studied object for professional astronomers. This is 20 hours of exposure under poor sky conditions. I think this object needs about 30 hours exposure to see it fully. Imaged April 11-28 2011. Click on the image for a better and more detailed view.

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