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 / Galaxy, type SB(s)m III
R.A.10h 52m 31.2s (2000.0)
Dec.+36° 37' 08" (2000.0)
Apparent Size6.8×1.5'
Radial VelocityN/A
Group of GalaxiesN/A
Other IDsUGC5986, MCG6-24-28
CGCG184-30, PGC32643
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.


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