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)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO3200

NGC3705 / Galaxy, type SAB(r)ab II
R.A.11h 30m 07.4s (2000.0)
Dec.+09°16' 37" (2000.0)
Apparent Size4.9×2.0'
Radial Velocity+1054km/s
Distance60 million light yrs.
Group of Galaxies -
Other IDsUGC 6498, CGCG 67-93
MCG +2-29-39, IRAS 11275+933
PGC 35440
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.

Around NGC3684


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