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)|
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.
|NGC3254 / Galaxy, type SA(s)bc|
|R.A.||10h 29m 20.0s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||+29° 29' 28" (2000.0)|
|Distance||80 millions light yrs.|
|Group of Galaxies||NGC3245 Group|
|Other IDs||UGC 5685, CGCG 154-20|
MCG +5-25-18, IRAS 10265+2944