Taken with a 36.8cm Ritchey Chretien
telescope at F9 and a SBIG STXL 16200 CCD
This is a LRGB image using Astrodon series 2 filters
with L=150 minutes, R=G=B=90 minutes.
Luminance unbinned, colours binned 2x2
NGC 5102 is a galaxy in the group that includes M83
and NGC 5128.
It is relatively bright at magnitude 10.4 and is 8.7
x 2.8 arcminutes in size and is about 12.1 million
light years away.
NGC 5102 is not often observed or imaged,
probably because of the close proximity to magnitude
2.7 iota Centauri.
At first sight it appears almost featureless but
there are subtle dust lanes present.