Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Leo (Leo)  ·  Contains:  NGC 3628

Image of the day 04/24/2013

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    NGC 3628, 



    
        

            Samuel
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    NGC 3628

    Image of the day 04/24/2013

    Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
      NGC 3628, 



    
        

            Samuel
      NGC 3628
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      NGC 3628

      Technical card

      Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO RC10

      Imaging cameras: Atik 4000

      Mounts: Astro-Physics AP900

      Guiding cameras: Lodestar

      Focal reducers: AP CCDT67

      Filters: Baader Planetarium L 36mm


      Dates:April 14, 2013

      Frames: 34x900" (8h 30')

      Integration: 8h 30'

      Avg. Moon age: 3.80 days

      Avg. Moon phase: 15.46%


      Basic astrometry details

      Astrometry.net job: 87053

      RA center: 11h20m18s

      DEC center: +13°3516

      Pixel scale: 1.163 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: 179.861 degrees

      Field radius: 0.271 degrees


      Resolution: 1346x1000

      Locations: Observatorio remoto Tomas Lopez en AstroCamp, Nerpio, Albacete, Spain

      Description

      This image is the first light of my GSO RC 10" and the first collaboration between [url=/users/siovene]Salvatore Iovene[/url], [url=/users/mcgillca]Colin McGill[/url] and me.

      NGC 3628 is an unbarred spiral galaxy about 35 million light-years away in the constellation Leo. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1784. It has an approximately 300,000 light-years long tidal tail. NGC 3628 along with M65 and M66 form the famous Leo Triplet, a small group of galaxies. Its most conspicuous feature is the broad and obscuring band of dust located along the outer edge of its spiral arms, effectively transecting the galaxy to our view.

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            Samuel