NGC3607 Galaxy in Leo

(RA 11h 16.9m , Dec. +18 03', 9.9 mag., 4.6 x 4.1 arcmin.)

& NGC3608

NGC3607 (left of center) forms a small group of galaxies together with NGC3605 (closer to the left edge) and NGC3608 (on the right). Faint background galaxy PGC34407 is also visible near the bottom of this frame. This group can be spotted 240' NNE of q Leonis (see finder chart below).

The above image was taken on March 19, 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. White exposures (5 x 240 sec.)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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