Leo I (UGC 5470) Galaxy in Leo

Located at: RA 10 hours 08 minutes 28 seconds, Dec +12 degrees 18 minutes 27 seconds

Size: 9.8' x 7.4' Magnitude: 11.2 blue Class: E3 (dG D~) (E;dSph)*

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 8" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

  ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -20 & -25c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 740 minutes (74 x 10 minute subs), 03/13 & 04/16/17/18/2009; seeing 2.4-3.9 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 1.6.0.1, Photoshop 7.0

Location:

 Rolling Roof Observatory, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (+34d 13m 29s -118h 52m 20s)

Notes:

This little Dwarf galaxy in Leo possess a challenge for both imaging and viewing ... it is just over 20 minutes due north of magnitude 1.4 Regulus (Alpha Leonis). See the 14.5" version.

* NED Classification.