NGC 3059 Galaxy in Carina

NGC 3059 is a fairly faint (10.8mag visual) barred spiral galaxy (type SBbc),which you can find in the constallation of Carina.Sized 3,6' × 3,2' it was first seen by John Herschel in 1835.


position (epoch2000):

RA.:    09h 50m 08,2s
Decl.: -73° 55′ 19,9″ 


image data:

LRGB image with L = 26x1200s, RGB = 8x1200s each,a total of 16.7 hours

80cm f/7 AstroOptik Keller corrected cassegrain, FLI Proline 16803 Astrodon LRGB GenII filters

Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile,remote controlled

image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken


this is a look to NGC3059 with 92% of the CCD´s-FOV.Click here for a full resolution.


this is a more detailed look to this Carina-Galaxy:


here you can find a very detailed picture of NGC3059 taken with the HST.


Last modified on Thursday, 25 January 2018 18:35

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