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)|
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.
|NGC2859 / Galaxy, type (R)SB(r)0+|
|R.A.||09h 24m 18.9s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||+34° 30' 46" (2000.0)|
|Distance||85 million light yrs.|
|Group of Galaxies||NGC2859 Group|
|Other IDs||UGC5001, MCG6-21-30|