NGC 3003 (UGC 5251) Galaxy in Leo Minor

Located at: RA 09 hours 48 minutes 36 seconds, Dec +33 degrees 25 minutes 18 seconds

Size: 5.9' x 1.3' Magnitude: 12.3 blue Class: SBbc

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 8" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -10c*, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Deep Sky filter, 240 minutes (24 x 10 minute subs), 04/11/2008; seeing 3.0-7.6 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 1.3.2, Photoshop 7.0

Location:

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

Notes:*

My cooling fan on the ST8 stopped working tonight ... this was the best temperature I could maintain as the off-shore (Santa Ana) winds raised the night time temps.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 3003

NGC 3003 = UGC 05251 = MCG +06-22-013 = CGCG 182-021 = PGC 28186
09 48 35.6 +33 25 17
V = 11.9;  Size 5.8x1.3;  SB = 14.0;  PA = 79d

13.1": moderately bright, very elongated 7:2 WSW-ENE, 3.5'x1.0', almost even 
surface brightness.

- by Steve Gottlieb