Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC3319 (Galaxy in Ursa Major)

Date & Time: May 2 2011, from 22:21 to 23:12 JST(+0900)
Composed 6shots with 10 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain (f=2500mm, F10.0)
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Nikon D700
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(2784×1848)
Device Size...DX Format (24×16mm)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO3200

NGC3319 / Galaxy, type SB(rs)cd II-III
R.A.10h 39m 09.5s (2000.0)
Dec.+41° 41' 13" (2000.0)
Apparent Size6.2×3.6'
Radial Velocity+771km/s
Group of Galaxies -
Other IDsUGC 5789, CGCG 212-33
MCG +7-22-36, KUG 1036+419
Kara 428, PGC 31671
NGC3319 is a medium sized barred galaxy in southern region of Ursa Major, positioned at 3 degrees east of mu UMa, a tip star of Big Bear's hind leg. The galaxy has an elongated central bulge stretched in NE to SW and dimmed arms wound up surrounding it.
Moreover, this image shows tiny lights distributed in upper left hand side, this region is equivalent to a small galaxy cluster of Abell 1056, floating at much farther than NGC3319.



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