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