NGC 3810 (UGC 6644) Galaxy in Leo

Located at: RA 11 hours 40 minutes 59 seconds, Dec +11 degrees 28 minutes 14 seconds

Size: 4.3' x 3.2' Magnitude: 11.4 blue Class: SA(rs)c HII

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

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

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 470 minutes (47 x 10 minute subs), 04/30 & 05/1/2/2016; seeing 2.5-3.9 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.91.5875.24618, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

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

Notes:

As with NGC 3344, I am imaging galaxies in the south ... unfortunately, a cut-off low clouded the skies for several days into May, so I may miss imaging in the "Realm of the Galaxies" for the beginning of this May.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 3810
NGC 3810 = UGC 06644 = MCG +02-30-010 = CGCG 068-024 = PGC 36243
11 40 58.7 +11 28 17
V = 10.8;  Size 4.3x3.0;  SB = 13.4;  PA = 15d

17.5": bright, fairly large, elongated 3:2 SSW-NNE, broad concentration, 
increases to brighter core but no nucleus, large very faint halo of dimensions 
3.0'x2.0'.  A group of three mag 11-12 stars mag is located between 9'-11' S.

- by Steve Gottlieb