Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC3254 (Galaxy in Leo Minor)

Date & Time: Mar 8 2008, from 24:25 to 25:17 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

NGC3254 / Galaxy, type SA(s)bc
R.A.10h 29m 20.0s (2000.0)
Dec.+29° 29' 28" (2000.0)
Apparent Size5.0×1.5'
Radial Velocity+830km/s
Distance80 millions light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesNGC3245 Group
Other IDsUGC 5685, CGCG 154-20
MCG +5-25-18, IRAS 10265+2944
PGC 30895
This image shows you a principal galaxy of s small-scaled galaxy group distributed around southern part of Leo Minor. NGC3254 has a long axis of 5 arc minutes and about 12th magnitude in brightness, we need a medium ranged telescope to catch in our naked eyes. This image can show you a clear central nucleus and a dimmed outer region, looks like a well-proportioned spiral a bit slanted.


NGC3268(Antlia Cluster)

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