Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC3338 (Galaxy in Leo)
|Date & Time: ||Feb 1 2008, from 24:02 to 24:43 JST(+0900)
|Composed 3 shots with 10 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: ||Nikon D80 (Remodeled)
|Location: ||Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.
|Camera Settings: ||Recording format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3872×2592)|
NGC3338 is a medium-sized spiral galaxy positioned around the belly of Leo.
The galaxy has a size of about 6 arc minutes, you can see well-proportioned arms wound up.
We can detect the galaxy as an only elliptic through scope-aided eyes.
The distance has been estimated about 70 millions light years, a principal galaxy of a group formimg the Leo II cluster.
|NGC3338 / Galaxy, typeSA(s)c I-II|
|R.A.||10h 42m 07.4s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||+13° 44' 51" (2000.0)|
|Distance||75 million light yrs.|
|Group of Galaxies||NGC3338 Group|
|Other IDs||UGC 5826, CGCG 65-87|
MCG +2-27-41, PGC 31883