NGC 6070 (UGC 10230) Galaxy in Serpens

Located at: RA 16 hours 09 minutes 59 seconds, Dec +00 degrees 42 minutes 31 seconds

Size: 3.5' x 1.8' Magnitude: 12.5 blue Class: SA(s)cd

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

  ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -15c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 600 minutes (60 x 10 minute subs), 06/24/25/26/2016; seeing 2.3-4.6 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.92.6001.26126, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

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

Notes: Taking advantage of moon free south to get some final galaxies in for this season ...

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 6070
NGC 6070 = UGC 10230 = MCG +00-41-004 = CGCG 023-017 = LGG 404-001 = Ho 729a = 
PGC 57345
16 09 58.6 +00 42 32
V = 11.8;  Size 3.5x1.9;  SB = 13.7;  PA = 62d

17.5": fairly bright, large, oval 2:1 SW-NE, broad moderate concentration.  
Brightest of trio with N6070B 4.3' NE and 6070C 5.6' NE.  Located 7.9' SW of mag 
7.7 SAO 121396.

13": fairly large, diffuse, elongated ~E-W, almost even surface brightness.  A 
mag 7 star is 7' N.

- by Steve Gottlieb