Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC3310 (Galaxy in Ursa Major)
|Date & Time: ||Jan 7 2005, from 26:52 to 27:20 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, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.
|Camera Settings: ||Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3024×2016)|
|CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600, White Balance...Auto|
NGC3310 is a spiral galaxy positioned about 4.3 degrees SW of beta UMa.
The galaxy is a face-on and has a size of 3 arc minutes, and the galaxy has a very dimmed asymmetrical arms wound up.
It's one of characteristics that the galaxy has large gap of brightness between its nucleus and arms,
our eyes aided with larger scopes can detect only the nucleus.
|NGC3310 / Galaxy, type SAB(r)bc II|
|R.A.||10h 38m 46.1s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||+53° 30' 08" (2000.0)|
|Distance||60 million light yrs.|
|Group of Galaxies||-|
|Other IDs||UGC5786, MCG9-18-8|