ASTRO IMAGES By Doug Wheeland


   NGC 3003 - Galaxy in Leo Minor

NGC 3003                     EQUIPMENT
Telescope ----  12.5" RCOS RC at 114" FL
Mount --------  Astro-Physics AP1200
Camera -------  SBIG ST8E/CFW8
Guided -------  SBIG AO7

23 Jan. 2004
180 min. Total
30 min. Sub-Exposures
Acquired Using MaxIm CCD

Data Reduction Using MaxIm DL
Finished Using Adobe Photo Shop

Star Ranch Road Observatory
South Western Colorado Springs
Elevation 6500 Feet


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This Galaxy is perhaps 71 million light years distant.  It may be disturbed, as the spiral arms appear asymmetric.  It is a Wolf-Rayet galaxy, that is home to many large, bright and very hot stars of the same type.

All Images Copyright Douglas R. Wheeland (c)2004

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