||The sprinkling of stars at top
center is one of two spheroidal galaxies in the constellation of Leo that
are distant satellites of our Milky way, members of the Local Group.
It was only discovered in 1950. Because of its 10' x 7.5' extension and low surface brightness, Leo 1 is much fainter
than its official mag 10.2 suggests. Observation is further difficulted by
mag 1.3 Regulus, which is only 20 arcmin to the south and has cast shadows
and halos in this 30' x 46' field of view.
||L 60 min @ -14°C, 1x1
||SBIG ST-10XE selfguided,
CFW-8, Astronomik Clear IR filter
||Astro-Physics AP155EDFS @ f/7.2
||MaxIm DL/CCD, DeBloomer, Adobe
|Location - Date - Time
||San Esteban (Chile) - 04Jan2003 -
07:00 UTC for RGB
||Transparency 7, Seeing 6, Temperature