ASTRO IMAGES By Doug Wheeland

 

   NGC 3486 - Galaxy in Leo Minor

NGC 3486                     EQUIPMENT
Telescope ----  12.5" RCOS RC at 114" FL
Mount --------  Astro-Physics AP1200
Camera -------  SBIG ST8E/CFW8
Guided -------  SBIG AO7

             IMAGE INFORMATION
06 Apr. 2005
150 min. Total
30 min. Sub-Exposures
Unfiltered
Acquired Using MaxIm CCD

                      PROCESSING
Data Reduction Using MaxIm DL
Finished Using Adobe Photo Shop

                        LOCATION
Star Ranch Road Observatory
South Western Colorado Springs
Elevation 6500 Feet

 

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This galaxy has a very bright central ring from which a regular pattern of arms spiral outward.  It is perhaps 30 MLY distant.

All Images Copyright Douglas R. Wheeland (c)2005

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