Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC3432 (Galaxy in Leo Minor)
|Date & Time: ||Mar 9 2013, from 20:32 to 21:22 JST(+0900)
|Composed 6 shots with 10 minutes exposed|
|Optical: ||Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
|with BaaderPlanetarium Moon&Skyglow filter|
|Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
|Digital Camera: ||Canon EOS 600D (Remodeled)
|Location: ||Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.
|Camera Settings: ||Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(5184×3456)|
NGC3432 is a medium sized galaxy lying about 5 degrees east of beta LMi.
The galaxy has been classified in spiral, but it has a typical shape of edge-on galaxy.
You can appreciate a dimmed line with a length of 6 arc minutes. This picture shows you the galaxy being slightly curved.
There is a small galaxy of UGC5983 just west of NGC3432.
|NGC3432 / Galaxy, type SB(s)m III|
|R.A.||10h 52m 31.2s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||+36° 37' 08" (2000.0)|
|Group of Galaxies||N/A|
|Other IDs||UGC5986, MCG6-24-28|