Astrophotography by Kent Biggs

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Trio of Galaxies in Leo
NGC 3190, 3193, and 3187

 

 

This trio of galaxies are about the same distance from our galaxy (the milky way) and are definitely interacting with one another gravitatioinally.  3190 (center) and 3187 (top left) show structural distortion due to the interaction.  You may also notice a halo of stars around 3190 likely due to this interaction.  The stats for NGC 3190 are RA: 10h 18m 05.7s, Dec: +21 49' 57", Mag: 12.1 (B), Size: 4.4'x1.2', and Class: SA(s)a pec sp.

 

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Celestron C11 F/10 (2800mm Focal Length)
SBIG ST10XME with Adaptive Optics
LRGB = 180:50:40:50 minutes

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Jan-Feb, 2004
Columbus, Texas
Kent E. Biggs