Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC3726 (Galaxy in Ursa Major)

Date & Time: Mar 9 2013, from 22:55 to 23:46 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)

NGC3726 / Galaxy, type SAB(r)c I-II
R.A.11h 33m 21.1s (2000.0)
Dec.+47°01' 45" (2000.0)
Apparent Size6.1×4.2'
Radial Velocity+948km/s
Distance55 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesSouthern UMa Group
Other IDsUGC 6537, CGCG 242-45
MCG +8-21-51, IRAS 11306+4718
PGC 35676
A medium scaled spiral galaxy in two degrees WSW of chi UMa is NGC3726. The galaxy has a long axis and visual brightness of about 6 arc minutes and 11th magnitude, respectively. The galaxy has arms spread in northern region, looks asymmetry figure. NGC3726 belongs to the southern UMa galaxy group, about 50 millions light years away.

NGC3718, NGC3729


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