NGC 3319 (UGC 5789, Kara 428) Galaxy in Ursa Major

Located at: RA 10 hours 39 minutes 10 seconds, Dec +41 degrees 41 minutes 13 seconds

Size: 6.2' x 3.6' Magnitude: 11.5 blue Class: SB(rs)cd HII

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

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

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 960 minutes (96 x 10 minute subs), 02/28 & 03/1/2/3/2017; FWHM 2.5-5.1 per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.93.6093.26774, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

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

Notes:

As usual, with the moon brightening in the west, I have moved to the north to image ... We had a spell of four clear days, but the middle two (03/1/2) where breezy, with seeing no better than ~ 4 arc seconds. This is a fairly low surface brightness object, requiring lots of subs.

To the northwest (upper right edge) of NGC 3319 is the central region of AGC 1056 (15.7', Cl: 1 5 II, # Gal 51).

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 3319
NGC 3319 = UGC 05789 = MCG +07-22-036 = CGCG 212-033 = PGC 31671
10 39 09.3 +41 41 14
V = 11.1;  Size 6.2x3.4;  SB = 14.2;  PA = 37d

17.5": fairly faint, very elongated 5:2 SW-NE.  The brightest portion is a large 
bar with a knotty extension attached at the SW end and extending on a right 
angle to the south.  At this position on the POSS are several bright knots.

- by Steve Gottlieb