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)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600

NGC3338 / Galaxy, typeSA(s)c I-II
R.A.10h 42m 07.4s (2000.0)
Dec.+13° 44' 51" (2000.0)
Apparent Size5.8×3.5'
Radial Velocity+1297km/s
Distance75 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesNGC3338 Group
Other IDsUGC 5826, CGCG 65-87
MCG +2-27-41, PGC 31883
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.

Hydra I Cluster


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