NGC3115 - Spindle Galaxy in Sextans

(RA 10h 05.2m , Dec. -7 43', 8.9 mag., 8.1 x 2.8 arcmin.)


This is perfect edge-on spiral located 450' NNW of l Hydrae (see finder chart below).

The above image was taken on March 18, 2001 from Harrowsmith, Ontario. Cookbook 245 LDC camera was used on Celestron Ultima 8 SCT with f6.3 focal reducer. Telescope was autoguided with Cookbook 211 LDC camera on a piggybacked 500mm f8 telephoto lens. Five white exposures (240 sec. each) were combined using AIP4WIN.

North is to the right.


Map created in Guide 7.0 - 745' x 745'. North is up.


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