Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC3596 (Galaxy in Leo)


Date & Time: Dec 28 2013, from 26:49 to 27:33 JST(+0900)
Composed 8 shots with 6 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)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO3200




NGC3596 / Galaxy, type SAB(rs)c II-III
R.A.11h 15m 06.2s (2000.0)
Dec.+14°47' 13" (2000.0)
Apparent Size3.9×3.7'
Radial Velocity+1176km/s
Magnitude12.0
Distance75 million light yrs.
Group of GlaxiesNGC3607 Group
Other IDsUGC 6277, CGCG 96-13
MCG +3-29-13, PGC 34298
NGC3596 is a small spiral galaxy positioned at 40 arc minutes south of theta Leo. The galaxy has an apparent diameter of about 4 arc minutes and a brightness of about 12th magnitude. You can detect dimmed arms are wound around inner bright spiral structures. A distance to the galaxy has been estimated about 75 millions light years.




NGC3585

NGC3607, NGC3608


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