Deep Sky Object in Spring
Around NGC3395, NGC3396 (Galaxies in Leo Minor)

Date & Time: Jan 23 2004, from 22:32 to 22:42 JST(+0900)
Composed 2 shots with 8 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: Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
Location: Ooizumi vil., Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3024×2016)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600, White Balance...Auto

NGC3395 / Galaxy, type SAB(rs)cd pec:III
R.A.10h 49m 49.4s (2000.0)
Dec.+32° 58' 51" (2000.0)
Apparent Size2.1×1.2'
Radial Velocity+1899km/s
Distance95 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesLeo II - NGC3396 Group
Other IDsUGC5931, MCG6-24-17
CGCG184-18, PGC32424
NGC3396 / Galaxy, type IBm pec
R.A.10h 49m 56.1s (2000.0)
Dec.+32° 59' 22" (2000.0)
Apparent Size3.0×1.2'
Radial Velocity+1906km/s
Distance95 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesLeo II - NGC3396 Group
Other IDsUGC5935, MCG6-24-18
CGCG184-19, PGC32434
A minor colliding galaxy pair is NGC3395 and NGC3396 lying in eastern Leo Minor, you can see the pair in right hand size of this picture. It's considered that the pair is not head-on collision, but passing each other like skimming. And this picture shows you other several galaxies in left hand side, NGC3430, NGC3424 and NGC3413 from upper left to lower right.



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