Deep Sky Object in Spring
Arp 205 (Galaxy in Ursa Major)

Date & Time: Jan 23 2010, from 24:25 to 25:26 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 12 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt Cassegrain with a conversion lens (f=1760mm, F7.1)
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Nikon D50 (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3008×2000)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600

Arp205(NGC3448) / Galaxy, type I0
R.A.10h 54m 39.1s (2000.0)
Dec.+54° 18' 24" (2000.0)
Apparent Size4.8×1.4'
Radial Velocity+1388km/s
Group of Galaxies -
Other IDsUGC 6024, CGCG 267-27
MCG +9-18-55, IRAS 10516+5434
PGC 32774
NGC3448 is an irregular galaxy with a long axis of 5 arc minutes and a brightness of 12th magnitude positioned at 3 degrees SSW of beta UMa, Merak. The galaxy has an asymmetric jet structures stretched in east west directions formed by the gravitational interactions with a dimmed companion galaxy of UGC6016 in 4 arc minutes west, has a peculiar galaxy catalogue number of Arp205.



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