Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC3705 (Galaxy in Leo)
|Date & Time: ||Dec 28 2013, from 25:55 to 26:38 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)|
NGC3705 is a small spiral galaxy positioned at 2 degrees southeast of iota Leo in a hind leg.
The galaxy looks an elliptical shape, has a long axis of about 5 arc minutes and a brightness of 12th magnitude or so.
Although this image can show indistinct arms wound up, only elliptic lump of light can be detected through telescope-aided eyes.
The distance from us has been estimated about 60 millions light years.
|NGC3705 / Galaxy, type SAB(r)ab II|
|R.A.||11h 30m 07.4s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||+09°16' 37" (2000.0)|
|Distance||60 million light yrs.|
|Group of Galaxies|| -|
|Other IDs||UGC 6498, CGCG 67-93|
MCG +2-29-39, IRAS 11275+933