Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC3079 (Galaxy in Ursa Major)
|Date & Time: ||Feb 21 2004, from 20:36 to 21:03 JST(+0900)
|Composed 4 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: ||Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
|Location: ||Ooizumi vil., Yamanashi pref.
|Camera Settings: ||Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3024×2016)|
|CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600, White Balance...Auto|
NGC3079 is a galaxy at around the root of Big Bear's forefoot.
You can find out it about 8.3 degrees west of beta UMa.
The galaxy has been classified in spiral galaxy, but it's an edge-on and has an irregular structures.
The galaxy has a length of over 7 arc minutes, its slender shape can be enjoyed with a medium-sized telescopes.
|NGC3079 / Galaxy, type SB(s)c II|
|R.A.||10h 01m 58.1s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||+55° 40' 43" (2000.0)|
|Distance||70 million light yrs.|
|Group of Galaxies||Ursa Major N Group|
|Other IDs||UGC5387, MCG9-17-10|