Leo I Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy in Leo
(RA 10h 08.4m , Dec. +12°18', 9.8 mag., 10.7 x 8.3 arcmin.)
This large and faint companion of our own Milky Way is located 20' N of Regulus (a Leonis - see finder chart below).
The above image was taken on January 19, 2002 from Harrowsmith, Ontario. Cookbook 245 LDC CCD camera was used on Celestron Ultima 8 f6.3 telescope autoguided with Cookbook 211 LDC camera on a piggybacked 500mm f8 telephoto lens. Ten white exposures (240 sec. each) were processed with AIP4WIN. Surprisingly, this faint object is partially resolved even in a small telescope!
North is to the left.
Map created in Guide 7.0 - 7°45' x 7°45'. North is up.
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© Jan Wisniewski