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)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO3200

NGC3377 / Galaxy, type E5-6
R.A.10h 47m 42.3s (2000.0)
Dec.+13° 59' 08" (2000.0)
Apparent Size5.2×2.9'
Radial Velocity+692km/s
Distance25 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesLeo I Group
Other IDsUGC 5899, CGCG 66-16
MCG +2-28-9, PGC 32249
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.


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