NGC 3486 (UGC 6079) Galaxy in Leo Minor

Located at: RA 11 hours 00 minutes 24 seconds, Dec +28 degrees 58 minutes 29 seconds

Size: 7.1' x 5.2' Magnitude: 11.1 blue Class: SAB(r)c HII

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, 490 minutes (49 x 10 minute subs), 05/11/12/13/15/2009; seeing 2.1-3.2 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 1.6.0.2, 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 3486

NGC 3486 = UGC 06079 = MCG +05-26-032 = CGCG 155-041 = PGC 33166
11 00 23.8 +28 58 30
V = 10.5;  Size 7.1x5.2;  SB = 14.3;  PA = 80d

13.1": fairly bright, large, slightly elongated E-W, 4'x3', diffuse outer halo 
with a brighter core.  Located 15' SW of mag 7.9 SAO 81621.

- by Steve Gottlieb