Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC3003 (Galaxy in Leo Minor)

Date & Time: Jan 12 2013, from 23:37 to 24:18 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 8 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: Canon EOS 600D (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(5184×3456)

NGC3003 / Galaxy, type Sbc? III-IV
R.A.09h 48m 36.0s (2000.0)
Dec.+33°25' 18" (2000.0)
Apparent Size5.9×1.3'
Radial Velocity+1476km/s
Distance80 million light yrs.
Group og GalaxiesNGC2964 Group
Other IDsUGC 5251, CGCG 182-21
MCG +6-22-13, IRAS 9456+3339
PGC 28186
In west region of Leo Minor, NGC3003 is a small galaxy being positioned near a boundary on Leo. The galaxy has a feature of edge-on, classified in indistinct spiral. The long axis and brightness of the galaxy are a bit smaller than 6 arc minutes and 12th magnitude, respectively. NGC3003 has formed a small scaled galaxy group with surrounding galaxies, distance has been estimated about 80 millions light years.



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