Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC3486 (Galaxy in Leo Minor)

Date & Time: Jan 29 2011, from 24:11 to 25:01 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

NGC3486 / Galaxy, type (R)SAB(r)c II
R.A.11h 00m 23.9s (2000.0)
Dec.+28° 58' 29" (2000.0)
Apparent Size7.1×5.2'
Radial Velocity+665km/s
Group of Galaxies-
Other IDsUGC 6079, CGCG 155-41
MCG +5-26-32, PGC 33166
NGC3486 is a medium sized spiral galaxy positioned at southeast region of Leo Minor. This image shows dimmed arms wound around bright nucleus. The galaxy has a size of about 7 arc minutes, elliptical lump of light can be recognized through medium ranged telescopes.



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