Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC3377 (Galaxy in Leo)
|Date & Time: ||May 2 2011, from 19:57 to 20:49 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)|
In central region of Leo, a small elliptic galaxy of NGC3377 has been positioned at 2 degrees north of M105.
The galaxy belongs to the Leo I galaxy cluster, is floating at 25 millions light years away.
It looks a fairly elongated elliptic without clear structures.
And this image has captured a companion galaxy of NGC3377A at 7 arc minutes northwest of NGC3377,
the companion has a size of about 2 arc minutes and a brightness of 15th magnitude.
|NGC3377 / Galaxy, type E5-6|
|R.A.||10h 47m 42.3s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||+13° 59' 08" (2000.0)|
|Distance||25 million light yrs.|
|Group of Galaxies||Leo I Group|
|Other IDs||UGC 5899, CGCG 66-16|
MCG +2-28-9, PGC 32249