NGC 3079 (UGC 5387) Galaxy in Ursa Major

Located at: RA 10 hours 01 minutes 57 seconds, Dec +55 degrees 40 minutes 35 seconds

Size: 8.0' x 1.4' Magnitude: 11.5 blue Class: SB(s)c sp

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 8" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

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

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 380 minutes (38 x 10 minute subs), 03/26/29/30/2012; seeing 2.3-4.4 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.65.4464.17853, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

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

Notes: The little round 'spot' of a galaxy to the west (right) of NGC 3079 is NGC 3073 (1.3'x1.2', 14.1b mag, Cl:SAB0-). See the 14.5" version.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 3079
NGC 3079 = UGC 05387 = MCG +09-17-010 = CGCG 266-008 = PGC 29050
10 01 57.3 +55 40 54
V = 10.9;  Size 7.9x1.4;  SB = 13.4;  PA = 165d

17.5": very bright, large, edge-on 6:1 NNW-SSE, bright core.  Forms a trio with 
N3073 10' WSW and M+09-17-009 6' NW.  To the south is a triangle of bright 
stars; mag 9.0 SAO 27486 7' SE, mag 8.3 SAO 27476 6' SSW and mag 9.1 SAO 27482 
3.3' SE of center.

- by Steve Gottlieb
Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 3073
NGC 3073 = UGC 05374 = MCG +09-17-007 = CGCG 265-054 = CGCG 266-006 = Mrk 131 = 
PGC 28974
10 00 52.0 +55 37 07
V = 13.4;  Size 1.3x1.2;  SB = 13.7

17.5": faint, small, round.  Located 10' WSW of N3079.

- by Steve Gottlieb