Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Leo Minor (LMi)  ·  Contains:  NGC 3486

Image of the day 11/10/2021

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    NGC 3486, 



    
        

            Adam Block
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    Image of the day 11/10/2021

    Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
      NGC 3486, 



    
        

            Adam Block
      Powered byPixInsight

      Equipment

      Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
      Schulman 0.8m Reflector RCOS
      Imaging Cameras
      Kodak 16803 SBIG STX
      Filters
      Broadband RGB AstroDon Gen II
      Software
      PIXINSIGHT Pleiades
      Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
      Schulman 0.8m Reflector RCOS
      Guiding Cameras
      Kodak 16803 SBIG STX

      Acquisition details

      Dates:
      Oct. 29, 2021
      Frames:
      72x900" (18h)
      Integration:
      18h
      Avg. Moon age:
      22.78 days
      Avg. Moon phase:
      43.31%

      RA center: 11h00m28s.501

      DEC center: +28°5812.55

      Pixel scale: 0.478 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: -70.041 degrees

      Field radius: 0.225 degrees

      WCS transformation: thin plate spline

      More info:Open 

      Resolution: 2600x2186

      Locations: Mount Lemmon SkyCenter, Tucson, AZ, United States

      Description

      NGC 3486 is a beautiful spiral galaxy with a kind of super-symmetry in its design. 
      It is relatively nearby galactically speaking- and you can tell just by looking at it.
      The bluish stellar associations with their massive OB stars as well as HII regions that
      have hints of extended size and structure all hint that these partially resolved features are in a galaxy
      not very far away. (NGC 3486 is around 30 million light away based on its recessional velocity.)

      You can learn more about this image and some processing ideas (philosophy) in my YouTube video here:
      https://youtu.be/1UXzsuuUetU

      -Adam

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      NGC 3486, 



    
        

            Adam Block