NGC 6140 (UGC 10359) Galaxy in Draco

Located at: RA 16 hours 20 minutes 58 seconds, Dec +65 degrees 23 minutes 28 seconds

Size: 6.3' x 4.5' Magnitude: 11.8 blue Class: SB(s)cd pec

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 8" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -15c & -20c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 930 minutes (93 x 10 minute subs), 05/4/5/6/7/10/11/12/2011; seeing 2.3-4.6 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: See the 14.5" version.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 6140

NGC 6140 = UGC 10359 = MCG +11-20-012 = CGCG 320-025 = PGC 57886
16 20 57.3 +65 23 23
V = 11.3;  Size 6.3x4.6;  SB = 14.8;  PA = 95d

17.5": moderately bright, moderately large, elongated ~E-W, broadly concentrated 
halo, very faint extensions.  A mag 12 star lies 2.2' NW.  Bracketed by three 
mag 15 stars 1.4' SE, 1.6' NNE and 1.9' SW of center.

- by Steve Gottlieb