Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC3068 (Galaxy in Leo)

Date & Time: Mar 8 2008, from 22:06 to 22:58 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 10 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1760mm, F6.9)
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Nikon D80 (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3872×2592)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600

NGC3068 / Galaxy, type S0-: pec
R.A.09h 58m 40.1s (2000.0)
Dec.+28° 52' 39" (2000.0)
Apparent Size1.2×0.9'
Radial Velocity+6322km/s
Group of GalaxiesN/A
Other IDsUGC 5353, CGCG 153-6
Arp 174, MCG +5-24-6
PGC 28815
NGC3068 is a deep sky object bathed around the head of Leo. The galaxy has an apparent brightness of about 15th magnitude and a size of about an arc minutes. And the galaxy has an indistinct tail-like structure stretched in south. You can see it somehow in reversed and enhanced right image.



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