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)|
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.
|NGC3003 / Galaxy, type Sbc? III-IV|
|R.A.||09h 48m 36.0s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||+33°25' 18" (2000.0)|
|Distance||80 million light yrs.|
|Group og Galaxies||NGC2964 Group|
|Other IDs||UGC 5251, CGCG 182-21|
MCG +6-22-13, IRAS 9456+3339