Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC2859 (Galaxy in Leo Minor)

Date & Time: Dec 29 2006, from 25:54 to 26:23 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 9 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Nikon D70 (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3008×2000)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1250

NGC2859 / Galaxy, type (R)SB(r)0+
R.A.09h 24m 18.9s (2000.0)
Dec.+34° 30' 46" (2000.0)
Apparent Size4.3×3.8'
Radial Velocity+1649km/s
Distance85 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesNGC2859 Group
Other IDsUGC5001, MCG6-21-30
CGCG181-40, PGC26649
This picture has captured a bared galaxy NGC2859 in western edge of Leo Minor. You can detect two lumps at north and south part of central bulge. And the galaxy has an anomalous dimmed outer ring structure looks like a round arm. The galaxy has a diameter of about 7 arc minutes including the outer ring and a distance from us about 85 millions light years.

Around NGC2857


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