Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC3239 (Galaxy in Leo)
|Date & Time: ||Mar 8 2008, from 23:16 to 24:09 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)|
A medium sized galaxy about 3 degrees south from gamma Leo has a number of NGC3239.
The galaxy has been classified as an irregular, has a long axis and brightness of about 5 arc minutes and 11th magnitude respectively.
And the galaxy has a unique shape with a horn-like structure in south.
NGC3239 has belonged to a galaxy group with M95 or M96 lying about 30 or 40 millions light years away.
|NGC3239 / Galaxy, type IB(s)m pec|
|R.A.||10h 25m 05.6s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||+17° 09' 02" (2000.0)|
|Distance||40 millions light yrs.|
|Group of Galaxies||Leo I Group|
|Other IDs||UGC 5637, CGCG 94-38|
Arp 263, MCG +3-27-25
IRAS 10224+1724, PGC 30560