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)|
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.
|NGC3068 / Galaxy, type S0-: pec|
|R.A.||09h 58m 40.1s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||+28° 52' 39" (2000.0)|
|Group of Galaxies||N/A|
|Other IDs||UGC 5353, CGCG 153-6|
Arp 174, MCG +5-24-6