NGC 3115 (UGCA 199) Galaxy in Sextans

Located at: RA 10 hours 05 minutes 14 seconds, Dec -07 degrees 43 minutes 05 seconds

Size: 7.2' x 2.4' Magnitude: 9.9 blue Class: S0- sp

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 8" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

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

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 640 minutes (64 x 10 minute subs), 04/25/26/27/28/2011; seeing 2.5-4.6 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.24.4110.20701, Photoshop 7.0

Location:

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

Notes: From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 3115

NGC 3115 = MCG -01-26-018 = UGCA 199 = Spindle Galaxy = PGC 29265
10 05 14.1 -07 43 07
V = 8.9;  Size 7.2x2.5;  SB = 11.9;  PA = 43d

17.5": very bright, fairly large, edge-on spindle 3:1 SW-NE, 5.5'x1.8'.  
Unusually high surface brightness, bright core, stellar nucleus.  A mag 12.5 
star is 3.2' S of center and a mag 10.5 star is 8' E. MCG -01-26-021 lies 17' 
SSE.

13": stunning edge-on, very bright, small very bright core.

8": very bright, high surface brightness, very bright core.

- by Steve Gottlieb